Thing is, the program is funded through existing programs, making it a half-hearted effort to address a real problem. TDB sites statistics that claim 16 percent of all traffic fatalities involve distracted driving, and that in 2008, 6,000 people died as a result of not paying attention to the road. So why didn't Congress take a stand and enact legislation that would limit highway funding unless states brought in laws to stop drivers from using their cell phones behind the wheel?
The short answer appears to be that no one in D.C. is willing to do anything that might upset a large selection of voters this close to November. So do us a favor and know your limits behind the wheel. Honestly, that call or text can wait.
[Source: TheDetroitBureau.com | Image: Getty]