Traffic Laws That Can Get You Killed (Money,Money, Money)

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Law Enforcement or Revenue Enhancement?


 

It’s sad but true.  The current crop of traffic laws are designed more for revenue enhancement than safety.  Let’s take a close look at the ban on hand-held cell phones.

According to the  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there is no difference between talking on a hands-free phone or a hand-held phone.  The conversation is the distraction, not holding the phone.  If holding a phone were the problem, then drivers should not be allowed to hold a cup of coffee, a cigarette, a pencil, a lipstick or anything.  Legislators know this or should know this.

Yet, they pass laws which only ban holding the phone and encourage talking on a phone.   All you need do is to buy an earpiece, stick it in your ear and you can talk on a phone all day long while driving.  You see, talking on a cell phone while driving is legal as long as you keep it a secret and nobody (read that, police) knows you’re doing it.

In effect, the States are encouraging distracted driving.  So why would they pass such ineffective and phony laws?   I hinted at the reason in the first paragraph, but we’ll explore that in detail in another blog.

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