Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The blood-drenched hypocrisy of ‘road safety’

Research last year showed that texting while driving impairs motorists more than being under the influence of drink or drugs.

It said nearly 50% of drivers aged between 18 and 24 texted while driving.

As well as reaction times being slower, it said texters often drifted out of lanes, had poorer steering control and the overall driving performance was poor.

So, an obvious case for an immediate driving ban on anyone caught texting at the wheel, a stiff fine, and the requirement to sit a new driving test?

Er, no.

Drivers face a £60 fine and three penalty points on their licence for using hand-held mobile phones.