Garland Gives Cellphone Ban The Boot

Kudos to the city council in Garland, which showed some rare courage on the issue of banning cellphone use in school zones. When presented by the mayor with a measure that would have done that, the council just said no. Council member Douglas Athas summed up the opposition, asking why a law should be passed for which no problem exists. I was going to suggest Athas run for mayor, but he may have too much common sense to entertain the idea.

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4 responses to “Garland Gives Cellphone Ban The Boot”

  1. Droopydave says:

    Amen, Glenn. I think our elected officials feel entitled to control our lives and feel justified because “we” elected them. Or somesuch…

  2. Jack says:

    Being distracted from driving while talking on a cell phone is not a problem? Huh. That’s got to be breaking news.

    I’m assuming this comes from the same study that shows wearing a seat belt doesn’t increase the chance of survival in a car accident, right?

  3. Droopydave says:

    Gbzz… oh, boy.. some academia wrote a study. We all bow down, huh? Be afraid. Let’s just forfeit all our civil liberties for some #@$%ing acadmic doing studies.

    I applaud the councilman for using common sense instead of listening to the Jacks and Gbzzs of the world.