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I have never used a cell phone while driving. Therefore, banning use of cell phones while driving would not affect me other than to make my travel safer by eliminating a distraction for other drivers. I saw a driver run a red light while yapping on a cell phone -- she did not even seem to be aware that she'd run the light! Luckily, I was driving defensively and slammed on the brakes.
I have not been in an accident because of cell phone use, but I have come close. I think all cell phone conversations should be banned because it is the conversation not the hand-holding that causes the distraction. People can stop or pull over to make their calls and let voice mail take the incoming ones.
It is very easy for me not to use a phone while driving because I do not own a cell phone. I would strongly support a total ban. When a person is at the wheel, his job is to drive -- not eat, put on makeup, talk on the phone, use a computer or any other task that takes his mind off his driving.
I hope the legislature will ban the dangerous practice of using a cell phone while driving -- as well as eating, putting on makeup, using a computer, and all those other distracting tasks that should not be done while behind the wheel.
posted 4 years ago
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