This week, California's ban on handheld cell phones while driving goes into effect. Since I already have handsfree in my car, it won't effect me, and there's nothing unconstitutional about the law, and it is entirely within the state's power to impose it under the 10th Amendment, so I'm not sure what I think of it. It's necessary for all the idiots who weave all over the road and don't pay attention while on their cell phones, but on the other hand I hate government meddling and increased nanny-state laws. On a positive note, it's only a $20 ticket with no points on your record, unlike states like New York where it's a very expensive ticket in the hundreds of dollars.
I'm curious to hear all your thoughts on this, because idiots driving badly while talking on the phone is a *HUGE* problem in Scottsdale, especially those idiots who drive huge SUVs and can't handle them safely as it is. And, let's be honest here, Arizona has become one of the more big government nanny states in the nation, so your cell phone ban is undoubtedly right around the corner.
Would you support or oppose a ban on cell phones while driving, considering what a problem it has become in Arizona?