Make a law for everybody
Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 29, 2006
The Virginia Senate’s plan to restrict cell phone use to “non-driving” times for teens is a good move; however, it doesn’t go far enough.
There is no doubt that teens are involved in a high number of auto accidents, and most of them can be attributed to inexperience. So, in our opinion, keeping them off the phone while they are behind the wheel is a positive thing.
However, there are just as many, if not more, adults who do the same thing, and nobody seems to give a hoot.
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We wonder if there are any statistics on how many accidents involving only adult drivers were attributed to cell phone use? It would probably be a fairly high number.
So, why not make it against the law for anyone to use a phone while operating a motor vehicle? Of course we don’t object to the use of the phone at anytime there is an emergency.
Just what is so important that people need to use their phones while driving?
The world survived for centuries without cell phones, and deals were struck and closed just the same. Maybe it wouldn’t hurt to wait until you are out of your car or off the road to make that call.