Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hand held cell phone while driving... not yet against the law

Click on the photo for the full, easy to view size Just torques me. If it's so unsafe that the DMV makes a law against it, if it's that unsafe, why are the cops holding a cell phone while driving on the 805 Southbound at about 5pm?

"Two new laws dealing with the use of wireless telephones while driving ...

Q: When do the new wireless telephone laws take effect?
A: The new laws take effect July 1, 2008

Q: What is the difference between the two laws?
A: The first prohibits all drivers from using a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle. (Vehicle Code (VC) §23123).

Q: Can I be pulled over by a law enforcement officer for using my handheld wireless telephone?
A: Yes. A law enforcement officer can pull you over just for this infraction.

But here's where corruption shows its face :

"Q: What other exceptions are there?
A: Operators of an authorized emergency vehicle during the course of employment are exempt"

I conclude that the DMV clearly infers that unless you have a badge, you are considered a 2nd class driver who can't be trusted to drive safe and talk to a cell phone at the same time.

The corollary seems to be that the only people who can safely talk to a cell phone and drive at the same time are such exceptional 1st class drivers they are hired to police the 2nd class drivers; and given police cars and badges because they can simultaneously DRIVE, HOLD A CELL PHONE AND TALK, and PULL YOU OVER FOR TALKING ON A CELL PHONE.

What a farce, a conjured up excuse to raise money for the overspending government.

Instead of citing you when you cause a collision, accident, or harm others... they are omnipotent enough to foresee that all drivers talking on cell phones without a hands free device (not driving an emergency vehicle), are going to harm others, and must be issued a citation and fined by a exceptional (able to hold a cell phone and talk at the same time while driving) 1st class driver. What arrogant pomposity.