Gallup Targeting Distracted Drivers

Gallup, New Mexico is targeting distracted drivers in hopes of curbing accidents. While it has become common for municipalities to ban cell phone use while driving. Gallup city officials are taking it one step further by targeting not only drivers on cell phones, but also those who apply makeup, eat, or anything else that distracts from driving.

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Aware that such a new law would take substantial resources to enforce, the approach that seems to make to have the most support is to enforce the law only of the behavior leads to a car accident. I think this law will do little to discourage distracted driving, and instead just add another ticket to distracted drivers. The idea is applaudable, but the execution seems to prove difficult.