I don’t know about you, but I think some Americans are very stupid or very dumb or intellectually incapable of discerning simple reasoning. (The latter is the nice way of saying the same thing as the former, but you knew that.)
Why should it take precious taxpayer dollars and the time and efforts of Congress to enact a nationwide law mandating states to make texting while driving illegal?
And this is almost as stupid. Who paid for the study to find out that drivers who text while driving are more likely to have an accident? Daaahh! That took a lot of analysis.
Of course it’s a dumb thing to do, so dumb that if we are going to take the time and effort of four Senators, and their staffs and eventually Congress as a whole to prohibits operators of cars, trucks and mass transit from texting while driving why not make the penalty really serious.
Here’s what I suggest. If the person texting while driving does not see the idiocy of doing so then they should not be allowed to drive. It’s obvious their intellectual gas tank is empty. They are incapable of making safe decisions. They probably think it’s OK to go through a red light because they don’t look both ways to see if anything is coming.
Forget a ticket and a fine or points on the license. If caught, the law should mandate a year's suspension of driving privileges, confiscation of the cell phone, prohibition of having a cell phone account for three years and remedial classes on how not to be stupid.
Here are two frightening statistics: 50% of teenage drivers text while driving. One in four adult Drivers text while driving.