Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nanny Oneida County?

It's bad enough that we live in a nanny state . . . but now a nanny county?
Oneida County may ban texting while driving

I understand the intent here . . . and think that people who text while they drive should be thrown in jail and the key thrown away.

But WHY is Oneida County taking on this issue?

Here we sit in a county with the highest sales tax, among the highest property taxes, losing population and jobs like there is no tomorrow, with an oversized airport that is sucking us dry, with a sewage system spilling raw sewage into the river, etc., etc., etc. . . . . and they worry about passing a new law to forbid TEXTING?

Where is our legislature's sense of priorities? Let the State take this on.


clipper said...

Heck, let the county pass the law, and the Sheriff enforce it. Make the fine about One Hundred Bucks a pop, and the will make enough in a day to make up for having to raise taxes.

If it is anything like it is here in Tennessee, every other car either has the phone to their ear or are holding the phone in one hand and texting while weaving across the white line.

Anonymous said...

Just another form of revenue. NY Mills and Whitestown are dripping with glee.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it just common sense to NOT text while driving?