Phone con continues

By now the phone companies should have conned all the cell phone addicts into buying a second (“hands-free”) phone to comply with the nearly worthless law making it almost illegal to use a hand-held phone while driving.

By now the phone companies should have conned all the cell phone addicts into buying a second (“hands-free”) phone to comply with the nearly worthless law making it almost illegal to use a hand-held phone while driving.

Surely I’m not the only person in the state who realizes the real issue. The problem with phoning while driving isn’t having a hand involved in something other than driving, but having a brain involved in something other than driving, and should be banned outright except in emergencies. As agonizing as it was, we somehow managed before portable phones.

I suppose I’d have to raise a whole bunch of money to get the Legislature to cave in to my wishes, like they did to the phone industry. Perhaps a good start would be to set a death target, whereby phoning while driving would become illegal when more than “X” number of people regularly die per week as a result of it.

Gary T. McGavran

Bellevue

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