Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies.
Simple enough idea...but its just the camel sticking his nose under the tent again...Number one, the law is on the books in many states already..NO TEXTING while driving...The enforcement of this law is practically impossible...So step number two is a mandate for the auto manufacturers.
Personally, I never text while driving and see some awful good reasons for anyone not to do so...I do use the phone occasionally, using voice dial for out going calls..
There was a news item several months ago about the beureaucratic moron at the NTSB wanting all new cars to be equipped with a cell phone blocking device...In other words, another government mandate to equip all cars with another piece of equipment , the price of which would be passed along to the consumer...
Besides being the typical lunacy of a DC bureaucrat, I believe there is more to the subject...There is a company already developing such a device...Id like to see who ownes this company or in partnership with them...Betcha its someone in big govt looking to cut him/herself a fat hog in the butt and supplement their already inflated retirement...
My supposition is based on the airport total body scanners that the gummit mandated be installed in most if not all airports...Ya know who owns the company that makes them????....Remember the walking cadaver Homeland Security director from the Bush era????...If you do, then you win the prize.
DC is all about our money and how they can steal it...they get the powah to regulate and can always seem to make themselves a profit out of the deal at our expense..