Is there a poll being conducted?

Weapon of mass DistractionGovt proposes ban on cellphones for driversA proposed ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones has been announced by the Government in a bid to reduce road accidents.
The proposed amendment to the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 is scheduled to be released for public…
[NZ Politics]

Is it just me or does anyone else wonder why Harry Duynhoven pulled this little trick out of his arse on a day when Labour screwed up their taxpayer funded brochure so badly they look like the local primary school sending out invites to the school play.

Simply put we need this law like we need cancer.

A law already exists that the Police could use. It is called “Careless Use of a Motor Vehicle”. I suggest they start trying to enforce it.

In? five years between 2002 and 2007 there were 27 fatal crashes involving cellphones, 5 per year and we are passing a silly bloody law that isn’t needed.

If this isn’t blatent revenue gathering I don’t know what is. I call 5 fools a year terminating themselves by driving while using a cellphone natural selection.

Meanwhile we kill 18,000 New Zealanders a year because their mother might be slightly mad if she has a baby……priorities are all fucked up in this country for sure.