posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 02:58 AM
So I havent' been in the big city for some time and recently visited and was amazed at how bad the drivers have gotten. I was shocked to see people
holding the phone and talking into it, in what looked to be something like a video chat. Then there were SO many drivers totally blocking traffic,
causing jams, missing lights, causing havok, all because they were on their phone (not speaker phone either).
I think every city/town/berg/state/etc should make a law that you can't hold the phone while driving. They can come up with some bluetooth/usb
interface that can be controlled from the steering wheel or dash/console instead of holding the phone, much like how steering wheels used to have
radio controls (probably still do). Make the fine high for talking & holding the phone while driving, like a total of $200-300 per ticket. Hire
police officers or "traffic enforcers" in cities and towns to ride around on electric bikes or scooters or motorcycles, something small and silent
so they can sneak up on people on the phone.
I'm usually totally against ticketing people, but I'll bet the nation/world looses many billions of $ in work time (let alone personal time) from
traffic issues directly related to this phone issue, not to mention the deaths that happen! I figure if deaths don't pursuade gov to act, show them
how much $$ they loose by people backing traffic up and causing jams.
They should hire people to do this from 5am to 10pm and have plenty of people on duty. The tickets would pay for the officers in no time, probably a
year salary in a couple weeks, if not sooner, especially in a large city. Then use the $$ to fix the roads which are another reason traffic can be
horribe. I just saw a pot hole that was 1ft+ deep - honestly, I couldn't see the bottom and it was 18" wide by 4ft long. Great way to destroy your
car or kill someone.
This phone issue needs to be taken care of and it needs to be done nation wide. I know some places have laws like this, but it seems there aren't
enough or enough people enforcing them.