Federalism

Reason Writers Around Town: Radley Balko Debates Rep. Carolyn McCarthy on a Federal Texting-While-Driving Ban

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In a point/counterpoint for US News & World Report, Reason Senior Editor Radley Balko debates Rep. Carolyn McCarthy over the wisdom of a federal ban on texting while driving.

Balko argues it isn't clear that texting behind the wheel is a national epidemic, and that, in any case, a ban would fail to address other driver distractions, give police another reason to make pretext stops, and be impossible to enforce.

Read Balko's piece here. Rep. McCarthy's counterpoint is here.