Recently, it has come to light that text messaging may have played a role in the tragedy in rochester involving 5 Fairport Highschool grads http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/otherwny/story/119154.html. Now, there are calls for making texting while driving illegal http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/nyregion/18cnd-driving.html?ex=1342497600&en=693dfb8b9b092e28&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink. Even just reading a text message would be against the law.
[FONT=Verdana]While it aggravates me when I see someone using their mobile phone in any fashion while they are driving it seems that since 9/11/01 our society has been marching progressively toward a nanny-state where almost every aspect of a persons life is regulated by rules and the government. The deaths of those girls is a horrible occurrence, but horrible things happen everyday. What angers me is when politicians use tragedies as political capital in furthering their harebrained policies.[/FONT]
A wise man once said: Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
What does NYSpeed OT think?