Tired of the carriers telling you how you can and can’t use your phone? Now lets see how you feel about the good old government of ours doing the same thing… Thats what Raymond LaHood of the Secretary of Transportation wants to do in stopping ALL use of cell phones in the car…
“And I think you’re going to see the technology become adaptable in automobiles to disable these cell phones.”
Worst part is he is not alone… Everyone could remember who took drivers ed those horror video’s we had to watch, now they are going to be making a comeback with the DOT(Department of Transportation) “Faces of Distracted Driving.” The series of online videos tells the stories of several victims of distracted driving which will be a series in which a new video is released every few weeks.
During his talk last week LaHood said that nearly 5,500 people died from distracted driving last year, however of those how many do we know are from using your cellphone in the car and not changing the radio, eating fast food you just picked up or putting on make-up?
Is it really the phones that are the problems or is it everything else and the fact that to many drivers really don’t know how to drive yet are doing so also. Why don’t schools making drivers ed mandatory to graduate… Or if you’ve taken a drivers class you can get the credits instead. While I don’t condone texting and driving for some people, others at least shouldn’t be punished because they know how to drive… I’ve driven at speeds of over 125 on freeway while texting and nothing happened. I also know how to drive as I’ve taken classes on it. I know if something happens how to control your car in an emergency so I feel that I am well capable of handling it if something happened.
The government wants to stop distractions while we drive… what about all those billboards with flashing lights and food on them to make us look at them INSTEAD of on the road we are driving on. I feel that if laws like this pass where I can’t use the phone in the car I am being punished for people who don’t know how to drive in the beginning and taking the phone out of there hand isn’t the issue… Its the lack of knowing how to control a car. Many of us use our phones now for GPS and Turn-by-Turn navigation… unless the US government now wants to put a GPS in my ’78 Nova I wont use my phone any more for that. Since that wont ever happen sorry I’ll always use my phone in my car while driving… I’ll make calls and even text while driving… I know I’ll get hate comments back about how wrong I am for driving and texting but the fact of the matter is I know how to drive so I’ll keep doing so.