Should the city ban the use of cell phones while driving within the city limits?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 22, 2005
“No, because cell phones can be important while you’re driving. People need to be in contact sometimes. They should just encourage people to use hands-free devices.”
“I think they should, but if the driver can prove it was an emergency, then they shouldn’t get a ticket.”
“No, because I don’t think the city should try to control something like that. They should focus on more important issues.”
“Probably so. It’s a safety issue. Cell phones are a little bit more interactive than other things you might do while you’re driving. Even if you have a hands-free device, you still have to scroll through the names or dial the number.”