The way the point system is here is that if you commit a traffic violation you get 1-3 points added to your license. Points increase your insurance costs and after enough of them you get suspensions on your license.
I have little knowledge of the actual driving business as I don't know how to drive even though I'm well over the age of 18. It's just too expensive here to learn to drive, own a car, insure it, tax it and then maintain it. All I know about the license system here is from talking to people who drive.
I always hate it when people are talking on their cell phone while driving because some stupid bitch hit me when I was crossing the road. Thank fuck I didn't get seriously hurt just had huge ass bruises all over my left side. What's worse is texting. Oh man my brother would ALWAYS be texting while driving and if I ever was with him, I'd be the passenger driver always telling him what to do cause he was texting. Hands free devices are better but I wont rely on them. I'd rather just pull over to answer calls and texts if they are important enough. It's a minor inconvenience but saves me so much trouble.
"You'll be done before soon enough to go back to focusing on the road without incident"
How do you know an accident won't occur before the 90 seconds are up? That's like saying "I'm only going to walk into this cage full of hungry wolves for 90 seconds, I'm sure I'll be out soon enough to prevent being attacked." It's still a risk. Any amount of time spent not focusing on the road while driving a giant metal death trap and endangering other people's lives is never a good idea. Talking on the phone may be less distracting than texting, but it's still a distraction. So is having a deep conversation with somebody or focusing too hard on a talk radio show or something.
People have this thing called the invincibility fallacy (I've heard it called different things but that is how I learned it). It means people believe that bad things can happen but never to THEM. Only other people get hurt. Other people get in car accidents but never me! Other people get cancer from smoking cigarettes but not me! Simply because people don't want to confront their own mortality. Nobody wants to believe they could die.
I believe if you are going to, like I said, operate a giant metal death trap which puts your own life at risk AND OTHER PEOPLE then you damn well better pay attention. If you want to get yourself killed, I don't give a flying rat's left testicle. But put me at risk? Put children at risk? No. Driving is not a right, it's a privilege. And a responsibility.
Bluetooth hands free devices are n improvement but still how many things can your mind focus on at once? Some teenage girl on her cell phone - texting or talking - ran into the back of my sister's car at a light and my sister had her 4 month old daughter in the back seat. Luckily no one was injured but her baby had been asleep and woke up screaming. And then you have those who are driving slow and weaving in traffic when talking on their phone. You can give them dirty looks as you pass them but come on, either talk or drive.