Monday, December 6, 2010

Government exploring technology that would disable cell phones in cars

From The Hill:

The Transportation Department is looking into technology to disable cell phones in vehicles, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

"There's a lot of technology out there that can disable phones and we're looking at that," LaHood said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"A number of those people came to our distracted driving meeting here in Washington and that's one way," he said.

So they want to make it so that your car actually blocks your cell signal? Each car (tuck or van) would basically turn into a tiny little cell phone jamming device rolling down the road. Ridiculous.

What about passengers who want to make phone calls?

What about emergencies?

And wouldn't any nearby pedestrians by constantly dropping calls as cars roll by, especially where there a lot of cars, such as the parking lot at the grocery store?

More "government think" bullcrap as a solution to a problem.

And for the record, I don't think cell phones are the most important issue. People texting while driving is is larger issue here. Now that, I believe, needs to be made illegal.

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