Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Big Surprise - Car Deaths Fall After Cell Phone Ban

Looks like the results are in, car deaths fell 22%, in total, after cell phones were banned while driving, in California.  Now, if we could just break the thumbs of anyone texting while driving, the world would be an even better place.

One interesting difference between using cell phones and drunk driving. is that drunk drivers aren't killing people in the middle of the day.  Your kids are tucked safely in their beds, when most drunks are out killing people.

I like this quote later in the article -

Instead of looking for illegal cellphone use, LaMalfa said police should be on watch for erratic drivers no matter if they are distracted by cellphones, putting on makeup, shaving, or changing compact discs in a stereo system.

Wouldn't it be great if everything that made this much sense was made into law?  Maybe someday Illinois will reduce their car crash fatalities too?  Only took 10 extra years to outlaw cigarets in restaurants, maybe Illinois law makers will beat their record for cell phones and driving?

1 comment:

Lucas M said...

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