Let States Decide on Texting Bans

While I do feel that texting while driving should be against the law, this is not a function of the Federal Government. This type of “feel-good” legislation only causes further intrusion into areas that are the domain of the individual states under the 10th Amendment. Congress can ban texting while driving for vehicles engaged in interstate commerce, but only to the extent of individual fines or cancellation of licenses to move goods and services across state lines.

Withholding funds from States that do not comply is nothing but further entrenching the current moves towards more federal intervention and nanny-statism.

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