Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
quote: Uh-huh. I think your blind and reflexively prejudicial hatred of government is clouding your lack of judgement and your inability to think...
quote: you actually DESERVE getting run over. He would be doing a public service in my opinion. The country needs about, oh, 100 million less idiots like you in it.
quote: Oh, and saying things like "you deserve to be run over" to someone who holds a different opinion from you doesn't make your argument more convincing either.
quote: Obviously you don't know the feeling when someone you love is forcibly taken from you because someone else made a stupid decision.
quote: When someone texts and drives at the same time, they are bound to kill someone innocent.
quote: Sorry but the statistics say otherwise. Put the emotions aside and actually think about this.
quote: This is pitiful. Of course I do. So what? If you think dealing with grief means involving the entire country and making laws, you aren't coping very well. That's one of our biggest weaknesses today, nobody seems to have the ability to look past their own problems.
quote: In a country with 300+ million citizens, the amount of actual deaths caused by textdriving are stupidly low. And don't hand me some crap about "if a law can prevent just one death, it's worth it." This isn't even ABOUT preventing deaths, it's just more politics and job-justification and money grubbing. Calling something that would fall within the margin of error on most studies an "epidemic" is laughable.
quote: Plus, if you don't text and drive, the law won't even affect you.
quote: “Nanny-laws are an epidemic. While we’ve made progress in the past three years by raising awareness about this risky behavior, the simple fact is laws are continuing to be passed – and we can put an end to it."
quote: I don't support most nanny-state type laws, but I find this type of regulation acceptable and I approve.
quote: How often do you hear law enforcement preventing something from happening vs. mopping up the mess after the fact. This idea that LaHood has falls into the later category. All the cellphone laws I know of do not allow cops to pull over offenders solely for that. States use laws like this to raise money after the fact as an add-on to other violations, i.e. swerving, speeding, driving too slow, accident, etc...LaHood means well, I think he would like to keep people from getting hurt. Unfortunately he hasn't figured out, like most law makers and bureaucrats, you can't fix stupid. To punish bad behavior after the fact is fine if you understand that is all it can do. Once he believes he will make you change your behavior because he knows best is where the problem resides. I believe from Lahood's previous actions he falls into this false trap.When he doesn't get the change he demands he will just add to it, i.e. seatbelts, cars have had seatbelts for a long time but many refused to use them. So they added beepers and lights to annoy you into using them.
quote: While I agree people dumb enough to not wear a seat belt should be ticketed
quote: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has unveiled his “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving” plan, and also provided California and Delaware with $2.4 million for distracted driving enforcement.
quote: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has unveiled his “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving” plan, and also refunded California and Delaware with $2.4 million for distracted driving enforcement.
quote: I don't see a huge fundamental distinction between a DUI and driving while texting.