Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cell phones and driving! What do YOU think?

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the use of cell phones, particularly texting, while driving. Is is safe? Can we stop it? Where is the line? How much say does the government have?

In the 2010 General Assembly that is currently in session, there are several bills related to using personal communication devices when operating a vehicle.  All of these bills restrict drivers' actions.

BIPPS columnist Jim Waters said House Bill 43, which bans texting while driving, is unenforceable and low on the list of legislative priorities. Western's public radio aired a two-part series on the issue, featuring interviews with lawmakers on both sides of the issue.

We want to know what you think!  Share your thoughts on this issue in the comment section below.

  • Should Kentucky's legislature being spending their time on this?
  • Should we ban texting while driving?
  • Should we ban talking on phones?
  • Is the government overstepping it's boundaries and infringing citizen's rights OR
  • Is the government looking out for it's citizen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's a slippery slope. Anything can be dangerous while driving. Are they going to make eating and driving illegal? Set limits on how loud your radio can be while you're driving?

Government overreach.