re: Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
From a moralistic viewpoint, does it really take a law in order for people to do the right thing?
"Worse, 98% of those surveyed said they understand how dangerous texting while driving is, but they admitted to doing it anyway. Half of commuters send text messages or emails when behind the wheel, compared to 43% of teenagers."
If 98% know that it's dangerous, yet half of them do it... maybe Florida should build a secondary highway system just for those people so that they can text all they want while they drive and when things do go really wrong, only those who wanted the ability to text would get directly hurt... sounds crazy, but come on... 98% know it's wrong, half do it anyway. Where's Darwin when you need him?
Personally, I don't even use my mobile device when I'm driving - unless I'm stopped and using the GPS. Call me when I'm driving (or even commuting on the subway), you go to voicemail. Text me when I'm driving, I'll answer you when I get to my destination.
When you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, your safety, your passengers' safety and the safety of everyone around you depends on you being alert to the dynamic environment unfolding before you. PERIOD.