The Rocky Mountain News carried a story captioned, “Cell phone use boosts accident risk, officials say.” The subhead said: “Using one at the wheel as unsafe as driving drunk, some say”
Who are these “some?” Are they police who stand to gain additional power if given the authority to stop safe drivers just because they on the phone?
The article states
“Research has shown that drivers on phones exhibit many of the same behaviors as drunk drivers. They weave. They blow stop signs. They cut off others.”
Weaving, blowing stop signs and cutting off others are all legitimate reasons for the police to stop a driver. They have that power right now.
They do not need the power to stop perfectly safe drivers because they might be negligent at a later time. All of us might become negligent at a later time.