Don't we already have one? Yes. Yes, we do. It's against the law to use a mobile phone while driving,
But because someone flouted that law, SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!
The terrible consequences make me wonder if we are heading towards a ban on drivers having their phones turned on in the car at all.Because that will definitely work. No-one will flout that one, will they?
Twitter use has convinced me social media is addictive, specifically the desire to check responses to something we’ve posted, seeking the rush of approval, reassurance or argument. I see it in my daughters when they’re awaiting Instagram likes, and the constant chat is why Facebook never sleeps. All of which means we habitually reach for our phones in the slightest moments of pause – and that extends to driving, when withdrawal symptoms can kick in.Ahhh, that 'Guardian' Royal We again. Now, no-one loves Twitter more than me, but have I ever felt the need to look at my phone while driving? No. Not even before it was against the law.
Because I'm not stupid. Because I know it's a distraction. Because I'm well aware of the responsibility not to let myself be distracted.
To be able to cause disaster from so casual an act of distraction suggests that before long we might need a law to prevent us having phones turned on in the car, rather than one which severely punishes people who have succumbed to using them.And when someone flouts that law (because they will, sure as eggs is eggs), what then, David?