Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ban texting while driving? Not so fast...

Blogger and activist Kaye Beach has a great post today on a texting-while-driving ban proposed by State Rep. Danny Morgan (D-Prague).

No one will argue that texting while driving is a good idea, it’s not.

When I started EMT school the first heartbreaking wreck I was exposed to was caused by a young driver fiddling with her phone.  Naturally my immediate reaction was “there ought to be a law….”

While my views about texting or talking and driving have not changed since 2007, my views about lawmaking have. I have been educated over the last 3 years that I have spent primarily trying to put a damper on intrusive legislation.

Read the rest of her post here.


Anonymous said...

My opinion is laws are not made to punish people, they are made to protect people. Some may feel they have a "right" to text while driving, but what about the rights of all the other people on the road?

Bobbie McAuliffe