NHTSA Won't Seek Bans on Hands Free Tech While Driving
March 8, 2011 1:21 PM
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RE: It's amazing...
3/8/2011 5:45:10 PM
My son's car was rear-ended and totalled by an idiot yakking into a cell-phone. Some whiplash, but he had a decent headrest to cushion most of the head movement. When people realize that they are driving a truly lethal weapon, then maybe they will care enough not to be "distracted". However, many of those who have realized this fact are either dead, in jail for "manslaughter" or crippled for life. Laws to regulate truly-stupid people are not the answer, but they can make the consequences more painful for the perps.
As for issuing driving licenses to all and sundry, maybe the US should take a leaf out of the UK driving book. There they have a proper driving test to fully check the skills of the driver, including several precision maneuvers. (In a crowded country with narrow roads and streets and lots of bicycles such precision driving tests are absolutely essential.) I have a relative who has attempted the UK driving test many times and has never passed; he can still drive between tests but must have a passenger that is a qualified driver at all times. Not many people pass the UK driving test the very first time. The UK also has draconian laws regarding the use of cell-phones while driving.
RE: It's amazing...
3/8/2011 10:31:35 PM
It would be un-American to actually require driving skills to have a driver's license and operate a motorized vehicle. In America it's a God given right.
There is no chance of most people here ever accepting personal responsibility for their actions. We are the "entitled" country... The siren chasers are lined up to prove that you can be irresponsible and become a millionaire via jackpot justice. Our judicial system is corrupt and for sale to the highest bidder or slickest talking paid liar.
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