quote: I argue that the problem isn't the officers, it's the politicians that enact unenforceable laws at the behest of their constituents.
quote: I wouldn't say officers incorrectly enforce text/phone laws. For all they know, it could be a GPS device, MP3 player, or they aren't sure.
quote: Unless the driver is operating the vehicle erratically, there isn't much reason to pull the person over. It's the same thing with speeding - they might not pull someone over for going 63 in a 55, but if someone is swerving all over the place, then they will.
quote: Well, the bans don't work because they are nearly impossible to enforce.
quote: If an officer pulls you over for using your cell phone, how does he prove you were talking or texting? You could easily delete your call history or sent text messages.
quote: I have to laugh when I see yet another example of the sheeple needing Big Brother to herd them and watch over them.
quote: For decades I have done very well for myself, thank you, using a hand-held cellphone (gasp!) while driving. I also am able to tune a radio while driving, and even keep an eye on the dog in the back seat.
quote: And I also suggest that the more one makes the act of driving a sterile act the greater the chance of losing concentration or even falling asleep.
quote: They would rather get killed or kill someone else than stop YACKING on their cellphone or texting while attempting to not crash.Recently I was in Europe on Biz and I asked a number of friends and Biz associates if they have the same affliction in their country to cellphones and texting
quote: It takes a big man to admit he was wrong.
quote: From firsthand experience traveling in five countries in Europe, I can attest that cellphone and texting is NOTHING like what I see in the U.S. In the U.S. it's of epidemic proportion and it's constant.
quote: Maybe some cops are too lazy to do their job in some areas, but they're racking in the fines around here. We might even be able to balance the town budget on texting fines alone. Keep texting and driving. I like low property taxes.