This is solution looking for a problem to fix, only it doesn’t fix it, not really.
From the Daily Caller.
The hosts of Morning Joe pushed the secretary about the possibility of requiring scrambling technology installed in vehicles.?I think it will be done,? said (Ray) LaHood. ?I think the technology is there and I think you?re going to see the technology become adaptable in automobiles to disable these cell phones. We need to do a lot more if were going to save lives.?
Do we really need a device installed in our mobile device to disable a communications device, while the mobile device is being used? Will we get a device that can turn off or disable non-device distractions. Like kids fighting, eating, drinking (coffee), or reading a map?
We are more connected today than we ever were. More than once, I have had to snatch the cell phone from my texting daughters hand while at the dinner table. More than a few times, once while sitting in church, I received a text message, followed by a phone call, not more than five minutes later, asking if I received the text, and why I haven’t responded.
I agree we should put the cell phone down and get some ‘real’ face time. Not by using an iphone, by shaking someone’s hand, sitting down and having a conversation.
Driving and texting just don’t mix. But to jam cell phones, is going too far. What about others in the car? why can’t they be allowed to use their phones. or maybe using a headset.
You can almost bet, it is going to come up this year in the legislative session.