24 September 2010

And a cry rang out across the land...

.."If it saves just one life"...
register cellphonesFor the love of gawd... when are Jack and Iggy gonna bring in more stringent controls on those dastardly Blackberries -- and I'm not just talking about a stupid ticket...

Distracted deaths as a share of all road fatalities increased from 10.9 per cent to 15.8 per cent from 1999 to 2008, and much of the increase occurred after 2005,” they wrote.

“In 2008, approximately 1 in 6 fatal vehicle collisions resulted from a driver being distracted while driving,” the report said. It found 5,870 people died in accidents attributed to distracted driving.
Obviously, folks... cell phones have killed way more people than my rifles ever will... but I haven't heard a peep outta the Opposition Coalition about dealing with this deadly epidemic.

Let's start with a Cellphone Safety Course... and an ironclad rule that after you get your Telephone Acquisition Certificate these dangerous devices only be transported in the locked trunk of your vehicle.

And again, obviously... we must have a National Communications Devices Registry... to ensure that our Police Forces know what they're walking into every time they do a traffic stop.

Time to beef up the punishments too. In future, anyone caught texting while driving will face a lifetime ban on phone ownership.

C'mon Iggy... Jack... stop the senseless slaughter.

Do it now.


CanuckJack said...

LOL, very cleverly written sir

If it saves just one life indeed... Perhaps cell phone use should be permitted only in licensed, controlled facilities where they can be stored on site for their next use.

Neo Conservative said...

oh yeah... i forgot... if you're not actually talking on the phone it has to be in a locked cabinet with the battery stored separately.


larry laurant said...

are we talking about the cellphones that were manufactured only to kill?

Or regular ones. Just wondering.

But I hear you on this banning stuff. Making something illegal or banned, just makes it all worse. Does absolutely nothing but drain our hard earned tax dollars.

Norm said...

Why do the people who constantly cry "If it saves just ONE life..." the same folks who fret about world overpopulation? As PJ O'Rourke wrote it must take years of intense psychotherapy to arrive at the leftist position on anything.

Neo Conservative said...

"literal-minded larry proposes... Making something illegal or banned, just makes it all worse."

that seems pretty naive to me, larry.

how about rape & murder... or crack & heroin?

and, hey... you do get that there is a difference between the literal & figurative, right?

it's funny... my biggest fan nonny took the nickname larry after i started moderating comments. say... you're not trying to start up the non-stop trolling where nonny left off are you?

'cos i gotta tell ya... i'm loving this moderating thing.

you get to weed out the dumbass provocateurs right up front. should have done it a year ago.