Not long ago, I heard this rumor that the wheel-spinners onÂ the Waste-chester County Board of LegislatorsÂ wanted to push through a law that would prohibit motorists from smoking in cars with children passengers. Or maybe the idea was being floated by County Excessitive Andy Spano.
Doesn’t matter where it came from, or who thought it up.
It seemed like the perfect legislative act, though, for a county whose legislators apparently have nothing better to do than dream up new and condescending ways to rule and regulate our work-a-day lives. Well, the smoking law hasn’t happened…not yet, anyway.
But the Nanny State did come up with another one. The new law the board passed the other night prohibits motorists from text-messaging. Now, let’s be clear: Anybody bopping down, say, the Hutchinson River Parkway with one hand on the wheel whileÂ theÂ other handÂ taps out coded conversations, deserves a smack in the head.
But I fail to see how the cops are going to enforce this. And get this, text messagers, the law won’t even take effect for another six months. Go nuts…LOL.