Best New Legislation

We know. You’re probably thumb-typing “Nanny State” right now as you drive down the road. And we feel your pain: not texting while driving a half-ton hunk of steel at 70 mph will probably impede your work productivity, to say nothing of decimating your social life. Still, it’s time to keep one eye on the road. Starting Jan. 1, you can get a $50 ticket for a first-time offense, and officers will start pulling people over in October to offer no-fee reminders. Thank Sen. Shirley Breeden, D-Las Vegas, for sponsoring this one, and try to see the upside—or at least the road in front of you.