I was thrilled today to hear on PEI will not be passing any cell phone driving legislation any time soon. I was not so thrilled to read in the Cadre, the monthly UPEI paper, about why they put up the $190,000 iron fence. It was to protect pedestrians. It was to protect people from willfully choosing to jaywalk.
When you are given power over people it is tempting to try to make them appear smart by taking away stupid choices. Perhaps Randy Pauche put it best:
"The only way to get good judgment is with experience. And the only way to get experience is with bad judgment."
Protecting people from bad choices is a short term gain for a long term loss. Robbing people of experience is not good leadership.