"cell phones are being banned"?
So far, not where I live?!
Yesterday, I will admit that I was listening at background level as mentioned above, but was amazed to see the following:
- countless people using HANDHELD cellphones with heads cocked to one side, despite new laws in New York, new signs warning of the new law and ready availability of hands free devices, headsets etc
- a few people juggling drinks, food, coffee etc while driving and
- never seen this one before, but while steering with what appeared to be her WRISTS and driving about 20 MPH in stop and go traffic on the FDR drive, a lady in a Lexus READING A BOOK, centered conveniently on her steering wheel.
So in an ideal world, I agree that we should BAN or impose harsh fines for:
eating and drinking
CUPHOLDERS in cars
DVD players and video screens other than maybe in kids seats
loose objects in the cabin of cars
drivers who fail ongoing safety and/or health tests
a pair of headphones on a motorcycle is NOT the problem.