We suggested recently that there is a need for a new law that would make it a crime to text while driving. And we looked at some of the thoughts our state legislators had on this issue and other issues to come up with that solution.
But we have had some second thoughts on texting while driving.
We had argued that without a specific law to spell out that texting was dangerous, people wouldn’t understand it.
But state legislators pointed out that there already is a law that says distracted driving is illegal regardless of what has distracted the driver.
We understand that and agree to some degree.
It’s similar to the argument we made that if there were a problem with term limits, why change the law regarding term lengths? Just change the law on term limits.
In this regard, the laws exist that tell people not to drive while doing things that distract them.