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Old 06-25-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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New Jersey to Consider Banning Drivers from Operating GPS


i swear who comes up with this stuff our state is slowing turning into a Communist state
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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New Jersey to Consider Banning Drivers from Operating GPS


i swear who comes up with this stuff our state is slowing turning into a Communist state

I think we should ban female drivers too.... no seriously.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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In theory, the law makes sense. As long as there are laws requiring everyone to have insurance, we are all, in effect, paying for each others' mistakes. So safety laws related to seatbelts, car seats, cell phone use, etc. are valuable to the general populace if they are effective in curbing accidents or making those accidents less costly.

This is a big if though. I wonder how enforcement is going to work. The amount of time you spend fiddling with your GPS is only a few seconds, whereas I routinely see people talking on their cell phones with no hands free device. So catching people in the act may prove difficult. So will the net effect of passing this law be positive when you factor in the cost of actually passing it and the cost of implementation and enforcement? I'm not sure, but I doubt it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Why not just require people to stay at home with the doors locked and the blinds shut? Maybe pass a law against driving? If the intent is safety, why not go all the way?

But the intent isn't really safety, is it?

Hey, I've got a more practical solution, one that will increase safety, lower costs, and will simultaneously remove unsafe drivers from the road: instead of setting up DWI checkpoints, set up car insurance checkpoints. Put them in places like Frelinghuysen Ave in Newark, or Market St in Paterson. Have every 5th or 8th car pulled over for a random insurance check.

Wouldn't that be cute? Not to mention more practical?

Guess what? There's no revenue to be generated in that case. Those who would be apprehended wouldn't have enough money in their accounts to pay up the fine. And the state is so overburdened on the criminal side, the perpetrators couldn't be incarcerated for any length of time. So, instead, we target those who have the fancy devices, middle class and upper middle class people.

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Old 06-25-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Mr. Smith Goes to Trenton - Zohar Laor

Hey driver! Leave that GPs device alone! - NJ.com

"Step Away from the GPS" | NBC Philadelphia

NJ Bill Would Ban Operation of GPS Devices in Cars - Auto - FOXNews.com

Proposed by a guy who is also a dual-office holder, double-dipping for his salary.

One would think that between the two jobs, he could find more productive things to do with his time...
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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i swear who comes up with this stuff our state is slowing turning into a Communist state
hey, my old favorite site freerepublic. government is evil and it is in its best interest to grow and try to control more of our lives. people have fought and died for our rights here on american soil, and they will again.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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hey, my old favorite site freerepublic. government is evil and it is in its best interest to grow and try to control more of our lives. people have fought and died for our rights here on american soil, and they will again.
When was that???? The only one I can come up with is the Civil War..and as far as "rights" in that war I guess that depends on which side you were on.

No one has fought & died for our rights on American soil and thank God for that.

That said we need to vote these freakin idiots out of office yet another bill to get us all fired up and distracted from the real issues at hand which none of these bone heads seem to be dealing with
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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hey, my old favorite site freerepublic. government is evil and it is in its best interest to grow and try to control more of our lives. people have fought and died for our rights here on american soil, and they will again.
Yes....many have served, fought and died.....what branch of the military have you served in ?
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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When was that???? The only one I can come up with is the Civil War..and as far as "rights" in that war I guess that depends on which side you were on.

No one has fought & died for our rights on American soil and thank God for that.

That said we need to vote these freakin idiots out of office yet another bill to get us all fired up and distracted from the real issues at hand which none of these bone heads seem to be dealing with
Did you forget about a little thing called "The Revolutionary War"? I believe it had a little bit to do with our rights, didn't it?
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