I feel so much safer now that politicians like Jimmy Jeffress are moving to protect me!
Doctors ask about your family history because it's one of the best predictors of what will bring your demise. My family history? Being hit by public transportation while distracted. My grandfather was killed by a bus when he was crossing the street while reading. I was hit by a taxi when jaywalking.
Arkansas State Senator Jimmy Jeffress now proposes to "make it illegal for you to wear headphones in both ears if you're working out or walking on or near a street."
He's not alone. New York City wants to ban texting while crossing the street.
I feel safer already.
No. I don't. And I feel less free. What's next: no walking and chewing gum because some Americans can't?
The foolish legislator may have been inspired by this video of a woman falling into a fountain. It's been viewed millions of times.
Trying to change such behaviors with legislation is pointless and intrusive. So are laws banning texting and using cell phones when driving. Those proposals are more compelling because distracted drivers do kill lots of people. But the laws don't work. In fact, the laws may even lead to more accidents. [...]
The Snooper Report.
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