WASHINGTON – A new study from the insurance industry finds that state laws banning wireless calling or texting while driving have not resulted in fewer vehicle crashes.
So how about our legislature not pass another ineffective and pointless law that will do nothing but help the lawmakers say "See, I care about you” at reelection time.
Shall we take bets about whether or not this will actually happen, though? We have enough voters who want to live in a nanny state, a place where the government watches over the every move of every citizen for the "public good", that even though the evidence proves texting laws are completely pointless, people will still want them.
Should you drive while texting? Of course not – that's a stupid thing to do. But a law is not going to stop that sort of behavior, common sense does that. And as far as I know, possessing common sense is still not required by law.