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U.S. transportation chief: We’ll disable your cell phones

Proof that the condition known as being a control freak knows no partisan boundaries, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (former Republican member of Congress) says “There’s a lot of technology out there now that can disable phones [in cars] and we’re looking at that.” The target, of course, is “distracted driving,” which in its serious form is already illegal.

No word yet on whether LaHood will advance his campaign against distracted driving by cheering on (and funding) technologies that will turn off car radios, freeze lipstick containers closed, or shut up the kids who are fighting in the back seat.

From The Michigan View.