Penalizing dummies: A new revenue resource

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By Sherry Robinson

   There oughta be a law…

    For all their convenience, there’s something about cell phones that brings out the stupidity in some people. Like the guy talking on his cell phone who rode his bike directly into the path of my car and came close to becoming a hood ornament.

Or the texting teenager who swerved into my lane on a busy street.

    Or the gal breaking up with her boyfriend while standing in line behind me at the drug store. (“Tell somebody who cares, Rocky! I need somebody who’s gonna be there for me, Rocky!”)

    Stupidity isn’t a good enough reason for a law. There’s safety: Sometimes the stupid take other people with them when they exit the gene pool.

Hospital emergency rooms have seen a sharp uptick in injuries from car crashes involving cell phones, not to mention the people who fell, collided with something or stepped into a busy street while texting.

Now in these cash strapped times, there’s another perfectly good reason to outlaw driving and cell phone use – revenue!

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