Thursday, May 13, 2010
Yawn. Here we go again. Another text and die campaign. (Where r, Yeah t, and Yeah.) Not to downplay it, quite the opposite if you read this here blog. It’s just not enough, and quite honestly, it’s akin to the tobacco industry’s warning labels that said smoking was bad for you. This recent safety campaign from AT&T against texting while driving may feel like they’re doing what they can, but it’s useless without enforcement. I’m sticking with my extreme plan of attack against the problem: All phones in motion need to be blocked by carriers unless it’s a 911 call. (Shhh. They can do it now.)* Why the drastic move? Look the hell around. Teens and adults are proving every minute that they will not stop on their own, including the key to enforcement, the cops. No matter how many gory PSAs the US or UK makes, teens will continue to die and the wireless industry will be mostly responsible. And when a U.S. sentator’s child is killed because of it, watch what happens.
*And you thought this was info I got from my skunkworks Lone Gunman friend who works deep in a mountain somewhere.