The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended banning the use of all cell phones while driving, save those used for emergency purposes. This was recommended during a board meeting on December 13th, 2011. This recommendation is for all drivers nationwide, and also calls for the video surveillance of commercial drivers to make sure they are not talking or texting while driving. While it cannot be argued texting or talking while driving is unsafe, the question remains if we need to make a law regulating our activities behind the wheel. The recommendation does not specify what the use of a cell phone is, or what this does or does not include.
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CNN reported today that Finland is to become the first nation to declare broadband access a legal right. Starting in July of next year, telecommunication companies will be required by law to provide internet access at speeds of at least 1 megabit per second. No other nation on earth currently has this right. Finland plans to up the speed to 100 megabits per second by 2015. While you may think this is a difficult task for Finland’s government to achieve, 95% of Finland already has online access, making Finland one of he most wired countries in the world.
According to Mike Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association, stated the right for parents to home school their children in Sweden will be revoked. The only exceptions to this will be children with medical exceptions and children of foreign workers with appropriate work visas. Parents wishing to teach their children for religious reasons will be forced to send their children to public school and may face stiff penalties if they refuse. Sweden is adopting the German model, where home schooling is outlawed.