To the editor:
This is addressed to the driver of a dark gray or blue Chevy Impala, with Douglas County license plates. I followed you on K-10 on Wednesday, July 3, around 5:45 a.m., from Eudora all the way to Overland Park. You caught my attention because you were weaving back and forth onto the shoulder, crossing over the center line, and changing lanes without a turn signal.
I passed you just after De Soto, and I looked over to see what you might be doing. Imagine my surprise to see a man in his mid to late 30s holding a cell phone in his right hand, apparently reading something or texting. You passed me several miles later, and again, I noticed you had a phone in your hand and were occupied with something other than driving. You continued to weave across the center line and onto the shoulder until I took my exit at Quivira and lost sight of you.
Do you not realize how dangerous this was? I have seen the horrible injuries caused by car accidents, caused by inattentive and impaired driving. For heaven’s sake, put down your phone and concentrate on the road. There is nothing important enough on your phone to risk an accident. Even if you don’t care enough about yourself, think of the other drivers around you that are endangered by your carelessness!
I encourage all drivers to put away their phones and save texting for when you are safely stopped and not driving your car!