It's a big assumption that the person is stopped at a light is fiddling with their phone. They could be looking for something in their car, doing makeup, eating, or quieting a child. Texting is a symptom not the disease. Distracted driving is the disease and it can come from many sources. There is a measure of which is allowed such as people, babies and animals in the car, bluetooth headsets, music playing, drinking a soda, changing the radio, rolling down windows, using navigation. These can all take your eyes off of the road and distract you. The fact is there are people who need to pay attention and better education (brainwashing?) is needed to get them to learn how to focus on the most important task at hand. The task that is holding life in the line. Driving. Distracted driving is already illegal. Making something specific illegal like texting at a stop light or talking on the phone while driving is saying "I don't care how you drive, some people can't manage these so you can't either." I am against people getting pulled over and ticketed for having a phone to their ear. Are they swerving or stopped at a stoplight for 10 extra seconds? Then let an officer determine if they deserve a distracted driving ticket but don't make the tickets about an specific activity that is secondary to driving and does not necessarily indicate poor or distracted driving. If we continue down this road we may as well stop one-armed veterans from driving because they do not have both hands on the wheel and may be driving even hand-less when they need to change the radio. Disclosure: I have received a ticket for driving while on the phone.