Good idea: let cops check your cell after an accident to see if you've been texting while driving

That's being proposed by a couple of New York lawmakers who want to do something about "distracted driving"--the nice terminology for idiots who text while driving.

The bi-paristan sponsors--Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy and Democratic

(Chicago Tribune)

(Chicago Tribune)

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, see it a a tool to investigate the cause of accidents and to discourage texting while driving, according to the Journal News. Ir reported:

The bill is named Evan's Law after Evan Lieberman, a New Castle, Westchester County, teenager who was killed by a distracted driver in 2011.

Privacy advocates undoubtedly would oppose the law, but when you endanger other people's lives with such a careless practice, I think the law is warranted. Do you?

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