Originally Posted by John.B
I'm sure the guy driving way
under the speedlimit on his cell phone considers himself to be an upstanding citizen and outstanding multitasker. The reality is that the guy is a hazard to himself and everyone around him.
As it stands, the existing laws seem to do nothing to fix the problem. A recent study shows texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident. Judging by the idiots swerving across lanes while texting (I saw another one of these at lunch), that statistic has to be somewhere in the right ballpark. If people can't self-correct, society does it for them. Its the way things are.
Oh, and remember back to your driver's ed class; driving is a right and not a privilege. So lose that whole OMG-suxors-they're-taking-all-our-rights
Sorry but no, thats not the way it works. I know you've been taught your whole life that there is no solution for stupidity, the only we can do is regulate regulate regulate until the people are safely secured inside a small box and cannot hurt anyone else... but that's not real America. That's fake America, as sold to you by your friendly television.
In regard to texting drivers, your statistics are without a doubt indicative of a major
problem. However, to fix the leaky dam, do you simply stick a piece of gum in the hole, even when you know the whole structure has degraded over time?
Yeah, its pretty ambitious to say we need to go back to educating people on how behave correctly, morally, courteously, and safely in society. But guess what? That's the ONLY option in America. Pawning the responsibility off on legislature is a failure
before you even hear their alternative (which is undoubtedly a new infringement on our rights).
Originally Posted by razorpit
Wow, you never met me and yet you think you know how I ride? I guess the Internet really does know all!
Actually it makes no difference how
you "ride" at all. You could be the best driver on Earth.
The fact that you get on a motorcycle, at all, and drive it on public roads, at all, destroys your credibility when criticizing any
road safety issues.
There is no such thing as motorcycle safety
. It's a total oxymoron.