State Rep. Allen Peake will push for a complete ban on texting while driving in Georgia, he said Monday.
The legislation will probably be meshed with last year’s attempt to ban the practice for teenage drivers, but would apply to adults as well, Peake said. That teenage ban, in House Bill 23, passed the Georgia House of Representatives last year and is pending in the state Senate.
Now Allen and I are friends. He’s a great legislator. And I do think something needs to be done about this (full disclosure: I’ve been guilt of it).
But it does seem a bit nanny-state-ish to do this. There seem to me to be bigger fish to fry — like passing laws to keep legislators’ pants on during the session.
Well intended, I realize and understand, but it triggers my libertarian spidey senses.