Anyone Annoyed by "Texting and Driving" Laws?Submitted by eriefreedomalliance on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 00:50
Is anyone else annoyed by laws against texting and driving?
Firstly, the "scientific" studies that show that texting and driving are exceptionally dangerous are not persuasive. Or, that is to say, we do lots of dangerous things - this is not any different. I skateboard, which is probably "dangerous" for 99% of you who do not skateboard. YOU will get hurt. I, on the other hand, have not so much as broken a bone after skating for 13 years.
Secondly, let's be honest, many people do safely text and drive. It is a skill to learn which should be taught. You obviously cannot really text while driving on turns and so on. Mostly I would text between the time I was stopping and going at a stop sign or light. Or, on desolate roads and highways you can toggle back and forth between looking.
Thirdly, new technology will probably soon come in and render this discussion pointless. BUT, THEN we will have the problem of repealing laws that no longer make sense for the new way to text.
Fourthly, this law cannot be enforced justly. And, if it is simply tacked on to a crash, it only adds insult to injury and did not prevent the crash in the first place.
Thanks for listening DP, I have just been absolutely surprised by virtually no opposition to these measures here in PA! These laws just seemed like more pointless creeping statism, to me!