Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rush To Ban OWT Reveals OWI Inertia

I'm completely in favor of the Legislature's rush to ban Driving While Texting.

Texting while operating a vehicle is a dangerous practice: some studies show it to be as, or more distracting, than Driving While Intoxicated.

Yet the Legislature still cannot agree on which set of mild reforms it will add to the state's weak drunk driving statutes.

That's because drinking and driving is still widely tolerated in the state, but texting drivers don't have the same broad level of historical practice, or lobbies to help convince legislators that some texting while driving is OK.

1 comment:

Anon Jim said...

Agree with you on a OWT ban - which studies have found is even worse than OWI in terms of impairment to driving.

Btw are the Dems going to do anything about Jeff Woods now that he has had his 5th or 6th OWI?

Or since Woods is in their pocket from a vote standpoint, will they wait until he actually kills someone before taking action.