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Originally posted by WalkInSilence
So when we take our between 3 and 10 hour drives to visit friends, we will now be forced to stop to eat, drink or smoke. I consume huge amounts of water on a trip.
Puppy must be locked in a kennel?
Can I hold Hubby's hand or will that be a distraction?
Can I listen to the radio?
Can we talk to each other? Talking can be rather distracting.
We are vigilant bird watchers, can we still gaze into the sky?
Will they ban extremely dark sunglasses?
If kids aren't banned in motor vehicles will they mandate a drug to calm them down?
I guess I will just have to create a savings account for all the tickets I'll be getting
I agree with the cell phone ban though.
Well, let us all enjoy the last few moments of a free America.
I have had 25 years of eating, drinking and smoking on the road around the world, without a single accident.
Who asked us?
Why not ban bad drivers, instead of banning behaviors that good drivers might be able to handle without a problem?
Originally posted by sardion2000
Driving is not a Right, it's a Privilege granted by the Government.
So do you suggest there be a driving test where citizens are required to drive, eat, smoke, or drink to weed the bad drivers. If you pass the test you are issued a special permit to do so.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
If someone is too stupid or too careless to act right behind the wheel of 2 tons of steel moving at high speeds, and is either unaware of the consequences or uncaring, what makes anyone think the fine is going to dissuade them?
Anybody with a brain in their head is more afraid of decapitation than a ticket, but people still drive like maniacs and put lives at risk.
I have NO PROBLEM penalizing citizens who endanger others with reckless behavior, but I fail to see how a law against eating a cheeseburger will help anyone. All it will do is annoy and control the good, law-abiding folks a little more, and bring the government a little farther into our personal sphere.
Originally posted by jsobecky
I agree. The key is to act responsibly. I travel with a cup of coffee that I sip while driving, and I won't stop doing that. But before I sip, I look around to see what's going on in front, in back, and on both sides of me. And if it's not safe, I wait till it is.