Banning Driver Distractions One By One; Next Up? Eating, Faxing Or Petting Fluffy

from the common-sense-is-dead dept

Last year, in writing about all of the various new laws being proposed to ban all sorts of different driving distractions, we asked for suggestions on what other specific driving distractions should be banned. It looks like one politician in Texas is now trying to ban a bunch of those in a single bill (technically, he's just looking to increase the fine, if you're caught doing any of these things). Aman Batheja points us to the details, including the fact that eating, shaving and faxing while driving are on the list. But even more interesting to me are the issues with "interacting with passengers" or "interacting with a pet." Why not just disallow driving with any other living being?

Filed Under: driver distractions, texas

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    Nicko, 3 Feb 2009 @ 12:03pm

    Some minor changes

    Cars will just need to be redesigned with separate cockpits that cannot be opened in flight, drivers will need to have a co-driver with separate controls in case the driver does become distracted...oh yes and TSA ground marshalls will accompany all passengers for their safety.

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