In yet another example of our government tormenting the citizens
to the maximum degree, in the name of our safty, Mr. LaHood is looking
to ban all cell phone use in cars, hands free or not.
This from From Bloomberg.com
LaHood Weighs Urging Ban on All Driver Phone Use in Cars
LaHood, 64, said even hands-free phone conversations are a “cognitive distraction.” Calling for a ban on hands-free communications is a possible outcome of research under way at the Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into all driver distractions, Olivia Alair, a department spokeswoman, said.
Nice phrase, "Congnitive Distraction". Understand that life is a "Congitive Distraction".
So, can we expect a ban on children in cars? I bet more accidents occur because some parent is talking to or reprimanding their child in the back seat.
What about dogs/cats?
Windows? You know, I just don't remember that building being there last week! Oh look, there is an accident over there!
Other riders? There goes the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. One person to a car please. And no thinking about work or home or food or bodily releife.
GET OFF OUR BACKS! You have tormented us enough already! Hands free is as far as I am going to let you go. If you think otherwise, I/we will just have to fire you and get someone else!