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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Delhi Bans Smoking in Cars

A stupid law with an even dumber rationale.
A court has banned smoking while driving in India's capital in what is believed to be the first of its kind ruling in any major city worldwide.

Declaring "New Delhi roads dangerous to human life," the city's High Court imposed new measures aimed at deterring habitually bad drivers, including the smoking ban and a prohibition on using mobile phones while behind the wheel.

"Anything that distracts the attention of driver is dangerous. The human mind cannot do two things simultaneously," said New Delhi traffic commissioner Qamar Ahmed[.]
He's right. It's absolutely impossible to, say, digest the intricate details provided by a customer explaining his computer hard-drive crash while simultaneously providing tech support over the phone to the customer. Impossible.

More here.

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