And good morning to you, too, my little chirping chickadee of governmental optimism.Traffic tickets are all about generating revenue using "public safety" as a guise.
Are red light cameras about money or safety? Backseat seat-belt laws, money or safety?
Now there's a push in Illinois to ban talking on a phone while driving. Really? Will it also soon be illegal to talk to your passenger? Eat while you're driving? Change the radio station while driving?
This is getting out of hand. How many rights and freedoms are we willing to give up in the name of "public safety?"
Remember, speed limits were introduced to help ease the gas shortages back in the 70s. With today's fuel economy vehicles and advanced safety features, 55, even 65 mph speed limits are ridiculous. Not to mention that ALL seat-belt laws are a violation of an an individuals rights.
Now we're putting drones in the air to spy on private citizens.
Police state. Police state. The revolution is coming....
We had speed limits before the Arab Oil Crisis. The limit was dropped to 55 to save gas.That was 1973 as I recall.
You must not have been reading the papers- Instead of fixing the pension crisis, Springfield actually did have a bill a year or so ago to ban eating , drinking coffee etc as part of the Distracted Driving statutes. BTW, hands free cell phone use is okay.