The ALERT (Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting) Drivers ActFriday, July 31, 2009
“Texting while driving should be illegal on every road, every railway, in every state,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a press release. “Anything we can do at every level of government to raise awareness and stop texting while driving will save lives.”
The ALERT (Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting) Drivers Act is another one of those urgent needs in America right now, because there is so little else going on. Certainly, there’s no details on how this one might be enforced. But it will open doors for allowing local police to dream up enforcement scams that will enable them to confiscate more money from drivers who aren’t speeding, driving after a beer, or driving with somebody in the back of the pick-up truck. Here’s the standard ultimatum that goes along with federalized tyranny:
Senate Democrats introduced a bill on Wednesday that would ban texting on a cell phone or other personal electronic device while driving. If passed, the bill would force states to enact laws against texting while driving, or risk losing federal highway funds.