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Texting while driving

April 22, 2010 - Blaine Hyska
Wouldn’t you think that texting while driving is covered under the “inattentive driving” laws?

Do we really need another law, or do lawmakers want to boast how they cleaned our highways of outlaw texters?

Both Michigan and Wisconsin have wasted weeks on this issue. They’re debating penalties, points on driver’s licenses, primary offense versus secondary offense, the list goes on.

Come on people.

If a dimwit driver isn’t paying attention to what he or she is doing, pull them over and give them a ticket. It doesn’t matter if they’re texting, looking for a CD, reading a book, eating lunch or playing with an ipod. If they’re not paying attention, they’re not paying attention.

This isn’t rocket science, folks. Blockhead drivers should be given a citation. And if they don’t straighten out, give them another one.

It’s eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

And what about the anti-bullying legislation in Michigan? Why is this even being discussed?

Is this another attempt by lawmakers to talk a topic to death, or are they looking for a friends-of-education award?

Lawmakers are debating — debating mind you — a proposal that would require schools to investigate bullying complaints.

Look, school districts are assigned the task of educating the children of Michigan. Wouldn’t you think this includes making sure that kids are behaving?

A kid can’t learn if he’s too scared to go to class.

If a paid educator needs to be told to stop student bullying, then that educator should rethink his or her career choice.


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