Feds Seek Nationwide Ban On Use Of Personal Electronic Devices In Cars...

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    The long tentacles of Big Government just keep growing longer & longer. Wait till people find out how they're going to enforce this law. Just check out Great Britain and find out. A surveillance camera on every street corner and traffic light. Fun times.


    The National Transportation Safety Board recommended a nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices Tuesday, following its investigation into a deadly accident last year in Missouri.

    NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman discussed the recommendations during a press conference after a meeting on that accident.

    “According to [the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration], more than 3,000 people lost their lives last year in distraction-related accidents,”she said. “It is time for all of us to stand up for safety by turning off electronic devices when driving.”

    While the NTSB investigates transportation and pipeline accidents and makes recommendations on safety rules and regulations, it has no power to implement them.

    The NTSB’s recommendations urge all 50 states and the District ”to ban the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task).” According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 35 states, including Maryland and Virginia, and the District ban texting while driving.

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    Keep in mind,they're pushing for a ban on 'personal devices.' Not just Cell Phones.
     
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    It is already illegal to text or talk while driving in my state. An exception was allowed for hands free devices.

    I dont need the feds
     
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    Yes, watching movies on the IPad would be banned too.

    These laws are disgusting, absurd and asinine.

    The larger question is how did we come to have a people whose personal enjoyment overrides another person's right to life?
     
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    All for our safety of course. They should ban car audio systems too because someone might crash when adjusting the volume

    Just imagine, if this were to become a federal law, the federal government will now have their own fee imposed on top of the state's fee when you go to the circus show called traffic court to pay the piper.




    Now watch all the people come and defend this and tell us we "need" it.
     
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    Needing the Feds never has anything to do with it. You're gonna get em whether you like it or not.
     
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    Except on Interstates and while crossing State lines the Federal Government has no authority to impose such a law.
     
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    Does this include law enforcement?
    Raise of hands of how many folks have saw police talking on cell phones while driving...
     
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    Factually, what might happen isn't entering into it. No one wants to ban texting because of what might happen. It's because of what happened.

    We don't NEED laws like this. We NEED to have people stop their raging sense of entitlement.
     
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    The NTSB’s recommendations urge all 50 states and the District ”to ban the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task).”

    Well it's good to know no one's ever gonna be in an accident because someone took their eyes off the road to check that GPS screen.
     

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