HolyCoast: About Those Distracted Driving Laws....

Friday, December 09, 2011

About Those Distracted Driving Laws....

They're not effective:
For all the criticism and new legal bans, texting by drivers just keeps increasing, especially among younger motorists.

About half of American drivers between 21 and 24 say they've thumbed messages or emailed from the driver's seat. And what's more, many drivers don't think it's dangerous when they do it - only when others do.
When they passed a law in California against using handheld cellphones in cars I predicted it would be the the most ignored law since the speed limit. Seems to work for texting as well.

2 comments:

Larry said...

Hadn't driving a car while distracted been a moving violation everywhere already? How was the law covering a multi-tasker who drives down the street, while reading their copy of War and Peace propped on the steering wheel, not applicable to text-driving? The problem was, and still is, no enforcement of existing law.

I see officers driving police cars while on their cell phones, and I suspect that they're hesitant to issue tickets for something they do themselves.

Ford Dealer St Louis said...

This multi-tasking while driving issue says a lot about our culture; we are always looking to do more, be better, make more money, buy a bigger house etc. Always on to the next big deal.