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Submission + - Do We Have To Legislate Everything? State Bans Tex

mrneutron2004 writes: Stuff like this just smacks of utter absurdity. Is there really a rampant national danger of people text messaging behind the wheel? If so, maybe these people deserve to have traffic accidents for being STUPID. Still, can we really legislate "everything" that is remotely not safe? It's a mistaken assumption to think we can. If so, why hasn't touching up your makeup or drinking a can of cola while driving required the attention of state legislatures. This is a knee-jerk reaction to technology by people that think it's somehow worse than any other dumb thing people do merely because it's a technology issue. This sets a very dangerous precedent in our eyes. http://www.fastsilicon.com/latest-news/do-we-have- to-legislate-everything-state-bans-text-messaging- while-dr.html?Itemid=60

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