As if cops don’t already have enough to worry about on the law enforcement front, SB 140 would add to their burden by “prohibiting a person from using a cellular telephone or other handheld wireless communications device while operating a motor vehicle.”
Apparently it’s still OK to use a wired communications device such as a CB radio. The distinction escapes me. And why do we need a new law to make this specific kind of unsafe, distracted driving a crime when we already have laws on the books against unsafe, distracted driving?
Anyway, this new nanny-state, government-expanding, frivolous, non-essential bill passed out of the Assembly today with only one Republican vote: Mark Sherwood. Go figure.