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  • Jan 30th, 2010 @ 10:01am

    Cell phones and accidents

    I do not believe it is the cell phone, rather it is distractions, such as trying to dial the phone, or texting while driving. Or changing the radio station. Or playing with the heater, changing the CD or fishing in the glove box for something.

    But let's consider - how about conversation itself? What about the parent trying to control the disorderly children in the back seat, or the daughter driving while the mother argues with her. Or the father and son arguing about which football team deserves to win the Superbowl?

    It is not the cell phone. It is the conversations, the distractions and changing the law to point a finger at one item is not the issue or the answer.

    And to be honest, I do not see a law that can eliminate this, other than driver self discipline.

    This conversation was interesting enough to cause me to post. Which means I joined. You folks are onto something, and I believe if you take it to it's max, you will discover the problems, as someone already pointed out, is not the phones or the radio or the CDs.

    It's the drivers.