Friday, August 24, 2007

Cell Phones and Anarchy

I have been bothered by the number of people who ignore the law about use of cell phones while driving. I would not want to be the victim of such drivers due to their inattention. A few days ago I read a letter to the editor in which the writer suggested that such laws were stupid and that people should be allowed to decide for themselves when it was safe for them to use a cell phone while driving. It occurred to me that such logic could also be applied to use of alcohol and other drugs while driving. Maybe people should be able to decide how much they could drink and still be safe drivers. Somehow the logic did not make sense. But it seems we have come to a point in our society where people take it upon themselves to decide whether laws make sense for them. If they do not think so, they take it upon themselves to do whatever they want. I wonder how we have moved from a nation of agreed-upon laws to one of personal laws fitting everyone's whim.
(Accident caused by a drunk driver using a cell phone)

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