The recently effective HB 9, “No Texting While Driving”, is not enough regulation for the city of Chapel Hill. The Chapel Hill Town Council is considering banning the use of cell phones, or any handheld devices, while driving. Council member Penny Rich told WRAL; “banning cell phone use while driving would improve safety on the road.”
Hmm… sounds to me like this is just another case of the nanny-state. Being that town councils are now concerned with regulating behavior instead of actually changing bad habits, I wonder what is next? Will drivers be banned from changing CDs or radio stations while driving? That seems the logical next step.