Jul 10, 2011
The campaign against distracted driving has provided another illustration that American drivers are more likely to respond to safety initiatives when they carry the threat of punishment. --Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post.
Really? What's next, people are more willing to pay their taxes if they think they might be tossed into jail if they don't.
The federal government needed a study to figure out that people follow the law more often if they think the law is going to be enforced.
It would be laughable, except that Ray LaHood over at the Department of Transportation gave away $400,000 of money we don't have, to prove the obvious. Coppers in NY and CT got the loot to watch and see if people talked on their phones less and texted less while driving, if they thought that they would be ticketed if caught.
I would have told them the same thing for a lot less, but in government less isn't the objective.
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