Not sure that amounts to calling it BS. He just says that a) the economic consequences to hospitality industry is serious, and b) there is no evidence that reducing the limit also reduces accidents. I have no quarrel with either, but I stand by my statement that I don't want to be out on the road with anyone above that, and that I wouldn't drive above that even if it were legal.
Tom, arguing that you shouldn't crack down on something because there are other evils out there that aren't being as effectively dealt with - you didn't really think you'd get away with the trite straw man move on this board, did you?
We may not be top rung in the polemic olympics, but we weren't born yesterday either!
BTW, I agree with you completely that cell phones and especially texting kills people. It makes me happy when they enact laws against it and happier if they actually enforce them. The fines should be sufficient to pay for the enforcement, which often requires court appearance and evidence obtained from the phone company that texting or calling were taking place in a single occupant car immediately prior to the stop.
I am also in favour of installing damping fields in public gathering spaces (theatres, lecture halls etc.) to prevent cell use during performances, but apparently that would outrage the civil rights enthusiasts.....?