Drivers on phones are a greater threat than guns in bars

Drivers on phones are a greater threat than guns in bars

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    Thumbs up Drivers on phones are a greater threat than guns in bars

    Good LTE in the Roanoke Times.

    [As it is already sign law (not legislation) and is not the good, bad etc of gun use, I put it here. If wrong place, please move.]

    A little historical perspective - Roanoke.com

    A little historical perspective

    Drivers on phones are a greater threat than guns in bars

    Re: "Gun plus booze equal stupor," May 3 editorial:

    While I can understand both sides of the recent issue of guns in bars and think that, to some degree, both sides have points, I am more concerned about the adults and inexperienced teenagers driving down the road communicating, either talking or texting, on their cellphones.

    I will venture a guess that there have been more deaths and injuries in recent years because of cellphone usage in vehicles than there have been in bar shootings.

    Let's get over the cowboy/saloon mentality and go after a real problem that can and has had an effect on almost everyone. The odds of one being shot in a bar are far, far less than of one getting hit by a communicating driver or communicating drivers injuring themselves and others in their vehicle.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if there have been more injuries and deaths due to cell phone use by drivers than by all ND events each year.

    Our state has no law prohibiting their use while driving, and what you see on the street daily is hair raising.

    We've come close to being hit by drivers talking while backing out of a parking space. We've come close to getting hit by talking drivers who go right through
    stop signs and stop lights. Often these talking fools look like they think they are the only person in the world who is important. You know the kind.

    Texas has outlawed cell phone use in school zones, but that is too little.

    Even with hands free phones there is too much distraction.

    Please folks, pull over to talk or answer. You might even save your own life by not running off the road or through an intersection.

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    People,
    Cars crash every day because people stink at driving, not because of (insert the excuse here).

    I mean really did car accidents just start since cell phones were invented?

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    re: Super Trucker

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Trucker View Post
    People,
    Cars crash every day because people stink at driving, not because of (insert the excuse here).

    I mean really did car accidents just start since cell phones were invented?
    No, of course car accidents didn't just start since cell phones, but their use is the cause of additional accidents.

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