Originally Posted by Denim Chicken
It’s arguable that speeding contributes as much to highway fatalities as DWI—eating and texting while driving as well. In fact, studies show that texting and driving make one about 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated. Should these activities be as heavily penalized as DWI?
Texting and driving? Yep.
Endangering everyone else around you for the all important self indulging nonsense of yapping over a device should result in a loss of license. Worse thing is, they're entirely sober and should be of a better state of conscience than someone who miscalculated his intake.
There's no excuse. I have no sympathy for a drunk driver, but I understand a person needing to get home well beyond someone who doesn't really need to be goofing off with a toy while driving.
Both though are behavioral and laws don't change behaviors. Obviously. We don't need anymore evidence to see that. Laws already exist and despite this people still drive drunk they still try and hold conversations on their toys when not appropriate. Radical consequences might, but it won't be 100%. Costing someone their license and really, if a 2nd offense occurs an unlicensed drunk should probably drip dry in a cell long enough for him to realize it's not really worth it.
I think loss of license and the damage that does to your chances of holding a job would suffice for the sober clown with the dumbphone.