re: No Hands-Free Phones In Cars: Why Stop There?
I believe that the majority of drivers, at least in my area, should have their licenses stripped from them. I'm tired of being rear-ended, run off the road, or forced to dodge other drivers who are too busy with their cellphones, electronics, etc to pay attention to the road. I have no opinion on hands free kits (apathy, what can I tell you) but, don't see much sense in outlawing their usage. Again, laws for the sake of laws.
While corporations do share an ethical burden in communicating reasonable mobile device usage, I feel really that the bulk or this burden should fall on the individual users sense of self-preservation. But then, I also firmly believe that Darwinism must be allowed to play its role.
It's impossible to wrap the world in safety foam and expect the forward march towards social and economic nirvana to proceed. Really, though, unnecessary and even unconstitutional law has been the trend with legislation since at least the Carter years. We wont, of course, solve that problem through discussions on IW.