The law is truly an butt. So are some politicians, journalists, police, judges and...sigh...almost everyone, really.
On one side of the Tasman, using a mobile phone while driving is a "serious offence", a "problem" and the people are "not getting the message" (whatever the message is.)
On the other side of the Tasman, it's all a big, totally-legal yawn!
Wake up Australia. Talking on a mobile phone while driving can be dangerous.
But so can putting on make-up, arguing with the pbuttenger, changing a radio station, looking at a map, ogling a girl on the sidwalk, drinking lemonade, masturbating or just daydreaming. All legal.
All you need is a law that says "don't be a f***ing moron and cause an accident by doing something stupid while driving."
But wait...you already have a law like that!
Use a mobile phone responsibly, cautiously and without causing an accident? Where's the problem?
Wake up and get a "wisdon pill" for your politicians before they make everything illegal.
-- "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Ñ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)