What is your opinion on government regulating whether you can talk on your phone while driving?
Yes, the government certainly has to right to impose these restrictions. The roads belong to the public and driving is not a right but a privilege.In the interests of public safety you are required to properly maintain your vehicle, not be in an intoxicated state and pay attention to the road. There have been too many instances where people that use cell phones while driving pose hazards to other drivers due to their inattention.
To tell ya the truth, despite my like for our President, I have no real opinion of our government.
To answer your question: I feel it's a public safety issue. Yes there are those PROS out there that can drive with their pinky, drink coffee and text with one hand, but than you have cats who need their phone right up to their face, because they can't see what has been texted.
It depends on the government and their traceability to their authority.
For instance, if it were to be a federal law, my question would be "In what section of the US Constitution have 'We the People' granted the temporary lawmakers the authority to make laws concerning whether we use a cell-phone while driving?"
In fact, that question should apply to ANY law our Congress makes.
I agree that there should be regulations for driving while texting and talking on a cell phone without using 'hands-free', a blue tooth, or a speaker phone. I recently submitted a Hub, (How's Your Driving?) regarding this topic. It is a dangerous distraction.
I was thinking this would be a little less one sided. Should the same regulations be applied to drinking coffee or eating while driving?
I think the government has way too much control as it is in this country, but I also see how people drive in this country as well.
Honestly there are very few people that actually know how to drive and most drive like complete idiots half the time. When they are on their cell phones they drive even worse.
So even though I am against government control in most areas, I think this is one thing that is needed because it will force people to pay a little bit more attention while they are driving, which in turn will hopefully mean they will drive a little bit better.
In the United States, people have much freedom. Their freedom sometimes has to be protected. A citizen has the right to be free from being crashed into by cell phone wielding dangerous drivers.
That means that the government not only can, but must, take action against those operators using cellphones irresponsibly. They are as dangerous as drunken drivers.
by DJBudd 6 years ago
What is your opinion on driving while talking on a handheld phone?I'm all for the no texting and driving. Anything that takes your eyes off the road is a bad idea. But using a hand to hold a phone to your ear is a bit different. What's your opinion?
by KevinC9998 4 years ago
Do you ever text and drive? Honest answers please!!!Do you think texting while waiting at red lights acceptable?
by Stacie L 2 years ago
Does the Government need to start regulating and monitoring new Churches that behave like Cults?In the news recently, two brothers were savagely beaten and one died due to his injuries in an upstate NY church. They were beaten so they would confess their sins.It was not one of the recognized...
by Kathryn L Hill 4 years ago
Utopianism is the real crux of the problem: the insistence of attempting to establish that which can never exist. We are a society which is driven by hope. We are fed hope by every commercial, billboard and salesperson! We live for hope, thinking there is a magic fix for every ill. Government can...
by Person of Interest 8 years ago
Picture 1 of 9 (8 pending).
by emoore23 7 years ago
are there long periods of time where truck drivers don't have time to speak to thier family?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|