This is the type of laws that I can't stand
Self righteous politicians who say they are only restricting what you can do for your own safety!
Do people seem soooo
dumb in comparison to them
that they feel that they have to govern every
aspect of your
talking on a phone?
Life is full of risks and dangers every day, people DON'T NEED
politicians to write a law to protect us from every little risk or
I actually feel that it is insurance companies that lobby these politicians that push them to try to pass these idiotic laws! (of course the
politician would want something in return for putting further restrictions on "his constituents"
and sticking his neck out for the insurance
Insurance companies notice a rise in claims with people involved in accidents using cell phones while crossing the street, "HEY
let's get that politician we have in our pocket to pass a law saying people can't use a cell phone while crossing a street! This is costing us
They don't take into account the rise in population or the fact that almost everybody has a cell phone now. The same person who had an accident
crossing a street with a cell phone might STILL
have had that accident while crossing the street without a cell phone!
And what is the differance between talking to somebody on the phone and crossing a street or talking to the person next to you?
Are they going make it illegal to TALK
while crossing the street next?
Where is it going to stop?
The insurance companies will just look at the next highest loss "activity" on their list to create a law against if our politicians don't put a
stop to it!
I can't say for sure, but if there was a way to dig deep enough, I think you'll probably find an insurance company lobbyist pushing for this law.
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[edit on 5/4/08 by Keyhole]