Saturday, August 02, 2014

These "Comic Books" are Very Bad

Back here and here I shared my outrage with you at one newspaper writer's use of the phrase "comic book hair" regarding the brightly-colored locks of a mass murderer, and now I find out there is an even more widespread pejorative use of "comic book."

The livelihood of trucking hinges on an individual driving. And driving. And driving.

Sometimes a trucker might decide to keep rolling even when his alertness is impaired; for public safety there are laws limiting the length of time a trucker an drive consecutively. Keeping a driving log electronically is catching on but many truckers still handwrite their log on paper. Of course this system is rife with the possibility for abuse.

Paper logs are viewed with such skepticism in the law enforcement community that they're often referred to as "comic books," said Stephen Keppler, executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which represents motor safety officials.

The full article that contains the above quote is over here.


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