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Originally posted by gorgi
reply to post by FortAnthem
Driving is a privilege, not a right. The government can makes laws regarding cellphone use or any other law that governs the road and highways. I fail to see how this is a problem. I know ATS has a problem with authority but if you don't like the law, then don't drive.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
Like we said already; texting while driving is already illegal in many states with legislation moving through most other states to outlaw this practice. There is no need for the Feds to get involved.
Even if a law is passed, people will continue to break it anyway. How many people ignore the speed limit and even stop signs and red lights? This only gives police a way to enforce the law AFTER something has already happened.
The best way to stop texting while driving is to educate people of the dangers and make it socially unacceptable to text and drive.
The following shows a good use of reverse psychology to get the point across; students were told they had to pass a texting while driving segment in order to get their licence. On student said he would quit driving if this became law.
edit on 5/3/12 by FortAnthem because: _________ extra DIV