Obama Admin Weighs Urging Ban on All Phone Use by Drivers

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he believes motorists are distracted by any use of mobile phones while driving, including hands-free calls, as his department begins research that may lead him to push for a ban.  Link

What is next?  Banning all conversations while driving?  Have a conversation with a hands-free device is no more distracting that having a conversation with passengers.  Talk about big government.

LaHood also made an outrageous statement in an intereview this week: “I don’t want people talking on phones, having them up to their ear or texting while they’re driving.”  Hey, Secretary LaHood, I hate to break this to you, but this is SUPPOSED TO BE A FREE COUNTRY.  If I can speak to a passenger or on my hands-free phone without being distracted, it is none of your business.

(And somehow I missed the part of the Constitution that authorizes this).