Letters to the Editor

Talking teens

September 18, 2007

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To the editor:

Since rules are being made to prevent more teen-related driving accidents or fatalities, I think teens should not use cell phones while driving. In fact, I think nobody should use cell phones while driving because of the distraction.

One can argue about other distractions or one's right to free speech, but this is the obvious distraction and people who think they can multi-task like this sometimes leave dead or hurt victims. You can always talk later, but you can't bring back a life.

California just passed the law about no teen driving while talking on cell phones and that's a very good one.

Mary Ann Kieffer,

Lawrence

Comments

OnlyTheOne 7 years, 8 months ago

Ban the (expletive deleted) phones for everyone while driving!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 7 years, 8 months ago

OnlyTheOne says: "Ban the (expletive [inserted]) phones for everyone while driving!"

posessionannex says: "Helmets save lives. If California passes a law requiring all drivers (cars OR motorcycles) to wear helmets, will you support the same here?"

Helmets, yes, fitted with hands-free wireless phone headsets... and "good eye" blinders. (Now there's an obscure reference for ya.)

oneflewover 7 years, 8 months ago

People, for future letter to the editor writers, please for your creditability's sake spend some time writing/editing your letter so it does not read poorly as the one above. Now on the issue at hand, I do not believe in banning cell phones while driving for everyone. I know there are many people such as contractors and police officers out there who are quite skilled at talking on the phone while driving. It would be asking a lot of a contractor to stop taking calls while driving when he has a spotless driving record and has been using cell phones to conduct business as long as these phones have been around.

Charles L Bloss Jr 7 years, 8 months ago

There is a limit to how intrusive the government can be in our lives to protect us. This kind of stuff is the limit. Thank you, Lynn

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