Texting illegal while driving frees up drivers to read ads

In today’s news it was reported that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill making it illegal not only to send text messages while driving, but reading them as well. Also in today’s news was a report that California wants to display ads on the Amber Alert signs while not in use.

Banning the sending AND reading of text messages while driving is supposed to ensure that drivers keep their eyes on the road. Displaying ads on Amber Alert signs adds yet another distraction. Hey California, are you dumb?

My only theory is that banning text messaging while driving will ensure that drivers will see the ads thus generating income for the state. Here’s a perfect example of greed in its purest form.

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