Stay alert

by Walter Olson on December 3, 2012

Scott Greenfield has doubts about the approaching campaign to criminalize, as distinct from just warning against, drowsy driving. More: Radley Balko.


1 Mannie 12.03.12 at 11:54 am

Mu concern, here, is that they will come up with some bogus “Field Alertness Test, that will be subjectively interpreted and difficult to pass, like the bogus “Field Sobriety Tests.”

2 Craig Loehle 12.03.12 at 1:27 pm

There is railing against distracted driving. While I have witnessed someone reading a book while driving (really–must have been quite gripping), “distraction” occurs anytime someone has other people in the car. Like children crying in the back seat. Or how about driving while flirting or driving while having an argument with one’s spouse? Tickets?

3 boblipton 12.03.12 at 5:52 pm

I’m distracted by traffic signals. They’d better get rid of those. And other people. Likewise.


4 John Burgess 12.03.12 at 6:06 pm

Yes, please, what boblipton is calling for. If there are no other vehicles on the road as I make my semi-annual, 2,000-mile trips, I’ll be far less distracted. Police cars with their flashing lights and noisy sirens are particularly distracting.

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