I read David Kushma's Aug. 8 column, "For Safety's sake, hang up and drive."
It's about time some journalists print things like that. I used to work for a newspaper that glorified all the cell phones, DVD, whatever - and it irritated me to no end.
I now work at Hemmings Motor News and write about old cars.
My co-workers make fun of me because I do not have a cell phone. I do not believe they are needed. My kids have them, but I forbid them to drive while talking.
I hope they listen.
A small child was killed a few years ago near my home when a woman blabbing about going to the latest sale at Macy's crashed broadside into a car.
The mother of the dead child started a crusade against cell phone use, and they were banned in the town.
I believe if someone is killed and it is proved that a cell phone user was at fault, the sentence should be life in jail, no parole.
What a country.
Lawmakers pass laws that are unenforceable because the cops are too lazy to enforce them, and then the judges throw out the charges because they'll be voted out of office by the offenders.
No one is held accountable for anything.