Nanny State still not dead

Texting or talking while driving is to be made illegalDrivers caught texting or talking on hand-held cellphones will soon be fined $80, but campaigners say better education on the dangers is the only way to reduce road deaths. [Stuff Politics]

I think this is a silly knee-jerk reaction and an unnecessary law.

We already have a law that covers this, it is Careless Use of a Motor Vehicle.

These are the types of laws are what brought down Labour. Bloody meddling government.