Source: Chicago Tribune
quote: Its not the government's job
quote: Bad drivers drive bad, it has nothing to do with texting or talking. You cant measure or enforce attentiveness and that is the only statistic that matters.
quote: Driving is a right and not a priviledge, [sic] read up before you shout stuff you know nothing about.
quote: we shouldnt even be paying for plates, licenses, etc...
quote: the right to travel is an inalienable human right, declared by several court cases.
quote: Youre wrong and the courts declared so.
quote: If talking on your cell phone while driving needs government regulation and involvement so does having passengers, eating, setting the air conditioner, turning on your wiper blades, listening to music, tuning the radio, manual transmission vehicles, etc.
quote: For crying out loud I've seen a guy practicing a TRUMPET while driving. A freaking trumpet!! Texting while driving is definitely dangerous as it takes your vision off the road but so do a ton of other things in the car that are PERFECTLY LEGAL.
quote: The truth of the matter is that stupid people are stupid and they will get behind the wheel and do stupid stuff REGARDLESS of what is distracting them. You cannot and should not regulate against stupidity. More often than not you unnecessarily restrict the masses because of the whims of a few idiots.
quote: Banning texting while driving will NOT stop people from texting while driving. What it will do is cause people to try and HIDE their texting while driving.
quote: What I would really like to see is if these tickets had ANY measurable effect on traffic accidents.
quote: Hang up your damn phone and use that lever on the left side of the steering column for a change.
quote: Hang up your damn phone, you're not that important.
quote: Police in Chicago are issues hoards of tickets to drivers who obey this law.
quote: The county can't be happy that Chicago is handling the cases as ordinance violations and gets to keep all the fine proceeds.
quote: Wooten says he was using the phone on speaker but the officer, the same in both cases, ticketed him anyway.