Thursday, June 02, 2005

Just when I get used to my cell phone...

It looks like states are beginning to crack down on cell phone use while driving... or so this article would have you believe...

Among the laws passed:

  • New York, Jersey, Washington D.C, and the great state of Chicago (you won't get the joke unless you read the article) have put a stop to those pesky cell phone-using drivers, but not to New Yorkers, Jerseyites, Politicians, or those pesky Chicagoans...
  • After stiffening many other things, Nevada has stiffened penalties for running people over while putting on your make-up... and it's still permissable to laugh...
  • Virginia won't let you watch pornos in your above-dash displays any more... apparently that was a problem. (Way to go, Virginnie!)
  • And Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi have all tried to ban crazy-quilts... no kidding...

My only defense to using my cell phone when I'm driving is that I never do it while putting on make-up, watching porn, or quilting... at least, I can say that.

3 comments:

Ethel said...

Although talking on the cell phone isn't illegal through-out the entire state of Oregon, there's already 4 major city's in the Portland metro area that have made it against the law to use hand-held phones while driving. The fine is anywhere between $250 - $801 dollars depending on where you get caught.

Ken said...

Guess you have to really pay attention to what city you're in. "Oops, gotta get off the phone. Call you back in 17 blocks!"

Ethel said...

Yeah, actually, I've had to do that. I don't have $800 to pay to talk to you! :)