Lawmakers feel they must do something (9/30/2009 1:23 pm)
Filed under: News
Local lawmakers are now considering turning the secondary offense of talking on a cell phone while driving into a primary offense. They've apparently figured out that no one cares about a law if you make it unenforceable.
My question: Why? Since 1979, it's illegal to be a negligent driver. Clearly this law isn't being enforced, so how will yet another law help matters? This is a larger cultural issue that needs resolution that simple laws won't help. Sadly, lawmakers seem to see the solution to a problem as a new law.