Mission late considering ban on motorists' cellphone use
The Kansas City Star
Ten years ago it might have made sense for the city of Mission to outlaw motorists’ use of cellphones while driving.
Back then fewer people had cellphones and many of those folks didn’t use them while driving partly because of dropped calls. My how times have changed.
Technology has made cellphones more dependable and cheap enough for most folks to afford. Once people have cellphones, you can count on them using them — especially when driving.
The Kansas City Star reported on Sunday that Mission officials are considering allowing only hands-free cellphone use by motorists.
Because so many people use cellphones liberally while driving, city officials and police will have a hard time enforcing any law banning cellphones. They could do it, but for people passing through town it will seem like the equivalent of a speed trap, or DWP, driving while cellphoning.