SB140 is a ridiculous, discriminatory bill. It allows SOME people to yak over the phone or radio while driving–but not others.
It allows people to eat, smoke, argue with their passengers, and beat their kids while driving. But I can’t be trusted to use a cell phone responsibly?
I see people driving with video screens in the FRONT of their car, so that they can watch music videos while driving. But I can’t be trusted to use a cell phone responsibly?
It allows people to fool with their radio knobs, comb their hair, apply makeup, hawk lugies out the window, and pick their noses while driving…but I can’t be trusted to use a cell phone responsibly?
This isn’t about cell phones causing accidents–it’s about collecting fines, and pulling people over for no reason. Maybe to search their vehicles?
Ultimately, when people are distracted while driving–for whatever reason–accidents can happen.
You people in the legislature are crossing the line EVERY DAY. It seems you enjoy crossing the line to vote with the Democrats.
I have a MOTHER. She lives in New Jersey. She trusted me at age 18 to enlist in the USAF. She trusted me to raise three daughters who are educated, employed, and productive members of society. All three are registered Republicans, and they vote. Now that I am 53 years old, guess what? My mother still trusts me, and has not engaged a NANNY to care for me. She trusts that I will eat my vegetables.
Why don’t you in the Nevada Legislature trust me to behave like a responsible adult? It appears that plenty of other people trust me to run my own life and even trust my judgment in other areas. Why don’t you?
(Ms. Ellis lives in Las Vegas. Assemblyman Mark Sherwood is the only Republican in the state Assembly to vote with the Democrats to make it a crime to talk on your cell phone while driving.)