U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on Thursday for a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country.
Tough federal legislation is the only way to deal with what he called a "national epidemic," he said at a distracted-driving summit in San Antonio, Texas, that drew doctors, advocates and government officials.
First of all, that decision belongs to the States, not the Feds. But Nanny-Nag needs something to do every day--aside from spending more than the entire budget of Italy--so he proposes to run the world from his office.
Secondly, if Nanny-Nag thinks that he or anyone else can eliminate highway deaths, he should see his shrink.
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