In a stunning move of stupidity not seen since the last time The Weakest Link had on hip-hop artists (see video below), the City Council voted to ban the use of cell phones while driving in the City of El Paso. The same City Council that wants to legalize pot.
No one wants accidents and certainly no one wants children injured or worse, but lets stop and think about this one for a minute.
What is next to be banned?
And there has to be someone making money off of this idea somewhere (cue the conspiracy-theory music). Blue-tooth makers come to mind first.
I completely agree that using a cell phone while driving is a distraction and therefore dangerous, but if we are really serious about stopping distracted drivers, why stop at cell phones? Why not ban:
Women who apply make-up and drive?
People who read a map and drive?
People looking in the paper for a movie time?
Listening to the radio?
Arguing with your significant other in the car?
Smoking in the car?
Refereeing fights between your kids in your car?
Adjusting the temperature in your car?
Looking at scenery while driving your car?
Eating while driving your car?
The television show Cash Cab?