Hey Stupid! You are too IRRESPONSIBLE to have a working cell phone while you drive.

Posted: December 6, 2010 in Bill of Rights, Idiots, Uncategorized

 

 

"Once we know that people are human and have some Homer Simpson in them, then there's a lot that can be done to manipulate them." -- Cass Sunstein

The Transportation Department is looking into technology to disable cell phones in vehicles, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

There’s a lot of technology out there that can disable phones and we’re looking at that,” LaHood said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” 

“A number of those people came to our distracted driving meeting here in Washington and that’s one way,” he said.

LaHood seemed to suggest that this technology has a good chance of making its way into cars.

I think it will be done,” he said.

Wireless companies see signal scrambling technology as a blunt instrument in the fight against distracted driving, pointing out that cell phones are just one distraction in the car. 

UPDATE: DoT spokeswoman Olivia Alair confirmed that the department is examining this technology. She added that the department has “no intention” at this point to require it. She pointed to a statement from LaHood that said his campaign has focused on “raising awareness, getting good laws on the books, stepping up enforcement, and most importantly, taking personal responsibility.”

 

In other words, people are too stupid (enter Homer Simpson) to learn how to be “responsible” drivers.  Because of our Homer Simpsonesque qualities, not only will our diets be monitored(exit salt), we will also have the cell phone companies, city governments, state governments and the Big Brother disabling our cell phones when we are in our vehicles.

So supposing Homer Simpson gets into a legitimate accident….he may have to rely on the other Homer Simpson walking down the street to actually call 911.

Oh no wait, one of the  CCTVs (closed circuit TV) will just catch the accident on tape.

O.K. never mind that! 

On a different note, so the Wireless Companies are the ones looking into signal scrambling technology?  Who should we blame? Perhaps the “wireless companies are the ones looking INTO the scrambling technology”…..right….right…..*wink wink*

No coercion here…no, nothing to see here. Just move right along and let the “private sector” take care of it.

Right.

Gothcha.

*wink wink*

Article here DoT exploring technology that would disable cell phones in cars – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.

***For more in depth on dear ol’ Cass ….(doesn’t his name just roll off the tongue?) Check out this post by Anthony Martin as well!

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