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The Therapy Sessions
Thursday, January 15, 2004

Futile Gestures

WASHINGTON — Hand-held cell phone use while driving will be illegal in the nation's capital starting on July 1 and a ban is soon to be signed into law in New Jersey.

The Washington, D.C., city council last week followed New York state's 2001 lead and passed a ban on the increasingly common practice. On Monday, New Jersey's legislature gave final approval to a bill prohibiting drivers from using hand-held cell phones. Gov. James E. McGreevey is expected to sign it.

The new prohibition is part of the increasing attention being paid to the dangers of cell phone use while driving as well as other distractions such as putting on makeup, eating and changing CDs.

Everytime you make a law, you make a criminal. These types of laws would make a criminal out everyone at one time or another.

I hate the dick who almost gets into an accident while jabbering on his phone.

But he could just as easily cause an accident munching on a donut or lighting his cigarette.

Throw in the fact that these laws are pretty unenforceable and you might just think politicans are stupid.

Hey, there's a thought!

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