OK, so this law, if passed, would only affect Kansas, but what do you think?
On one side, we need to ask if driving while talking is such a problem. How many accidents have occurred due to cell phone misuse and is that enough to justify the expense needed to enforce these proposed new laws?
Also, if it is a problem, is it only because of hand held phones? Why does the proposed statute not cover voice activated phones as well? Isn’t the distraction of the phonecall itself enough to cause the accident?
On the other side, will $30 really be enough of a deterant to stop people from talking while driving? And if cell phone companies freely admit that driving while talking is a problem (and are taking their own steps to counter it) why do they oppose this bill?