So I was reading the thread on MC fatalities staying the same in spite of auto ones going down (http://pnwriders.com/motorcycle-tal...y-same-level-despite-overall-safer-roads.html) and I had a thought... What if we passed a law that allowed police to impound the phones of people caught calling or texting while driving? So many people (myself included) are surgically attached to their phones anymore, that something feels very wrong if you lose it or leave it at home. This obsession leads some people to do some pretty stupid things, like talking or texting while operating a two ton death machine. So if people show their inability to drive while in possession of a phone and are witnessed doing so by the people responsible for keeping our streets safe, why not just take their phone away? Tell me that wouldn't get the attention of Soccer Mom, Important Businessman, and Daddy's Little Girl a hell of a lot more than a ticket. I know folks here tend toward the libertarian end of the political spectrum, but Wa already has a law on the books about talking/texting while driving, and I'm willing to bet Or does too. Probably not Idaho, they just don't give a fuck. We'd just be adding an option for the officers who actually pull people over for this. The phone could be "impounded for evidence" until the trial or plea. Kinda like getting your vehicle towed under the right circumstances. On a side note, does anybody have any statistics from around here on numbers of people who are actually cited for distracted driving?