Driving while distracted

Just a thought that I would like to share. Many states are now passing laws that say a person cannot legally text while driving. Just for the record I agree with that. It is very dangerous for a person to take their mind off driving to send or read a text message.

However, I want to share that I also believe that it should be just as illegal to do the following things and drive.

Eating a happy meal or other food order

Smoking a cigarette

Talking on the cell phone – hands on or hands free

Listening to loud music

While holding a dog in your lap

While reading a newspaper

While I have been guilty of some but not all of these (Never read the paper that I remember while driving) all of these things are distracting and can and have caused accidents. Why are there no laws against such things?


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