In their never ending quest to save us from ourselves, the federal gummint has passed a "no texting while driving" law that they will begin to enforce. I'm a huge fan of stupid laws, so I'll just love this one.
If, after an accident, the state wants to use "texting" as a litigating factor, I'm all for that. But if the only crime you are charged with is texting, this is a bogus rule. The old saying "no harm, no foul" comes to mind. I feel the exact same way about drunk driving. If you can keep it between the ditches and make it home without damaging other peoples persons or property, congratulations.
I'm not saying its a good idea, but I think the legal limit of .08 for everyone is ridiculous. Some people are hammered at .02, while others are perfectly in control at .18. Impairment is relative. While texting and not driving, my wife can text a zillion words a minute. I, on the other hand, can barely get out one word a minute. So some people are less distracted than others. The only way to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that texting while driving impairs your ability to control a vehicle is if you lose control of the vehicle.
That's how I feel about the law getting involved. Having said that, I'd like to point out that sitting at a green light, texting, while I am behind you, is rude. Rudeness permeates our society, and it sure would be nice if people would begin to think of someone besides themselves for a change.