The bureaucrat and the cellphone ban

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January 11, 2012
Liberty Unbound
by Jim Walsh  
Posted in Commentary

"If 'distracted driving' is a problem, why are cellphones a more urgent issue than other sources of distraction -- watching kids in the back seat, eating fast food, studying a GPS map, applying makeup, etc.? A cynic might say that a cellphone ban gives state agencies a broad excuse to harass citizens ... and a new source of cash flow for government coffers. But statist hacks like Hersman are too earnest for that. A more likely answer is that a ban on cellphone use in the privacy of one’s own car is a preemptive regulation." (01/10/12)  

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