Thursday Sound Off: Cell Phone Bans
Every day on Live at 3:00, we’ll have a segment called Sound Off, where you can give us your take on a topic.
Thursday’s Sound Off question: “Should we ban cell phone usage while driving?”
Sheboygan just decided to look at this issue, and it’s also a big issue with the train derailment in Los Angeles last weekend that left 25 people dead. Officials are investigating if one of the engineers was texting at the time of the crash.
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Here are some of your responses:
Loretta says: “YES we should look into and quickly implement a ban on cell phone use (talking and texting) while driving. I have seen countless accidents and near accidents caused by distracted drivers using these things while driving! It's crazy that people can't figure that out on their own, but since they can't, make it illegal and enforce it.”
Julie says: “YES, I absolutely think cell phones should be banned while driving! The inattentiveness of these folks chatting away while driving is absurd. They can't keep a constant speed, wander in and out of lanes, etc. I can always tell when I am behind a driver who's talking on the phone. They're the rudest and most inconsiderate people on the road!”
Ken says: “Please, please, please ban cell phone usage (as well as text
messaging) while driving. It's alarming how many people don't have a lick of common sense anymore. Driving while preoccupied on a cell phone is as bad as driving drunk.”
Lori says: “I agree totally with banning cell phones while driving. I have seen to many people cause near accidents because they are not concentrating on driving. In my opinion drivers using cell phones are more dangerous than a person driving under the influence. At least the drunk is trying to not be noticed. These cell phone users are blatantly swerving, not signaling, missing signs and signals, crossing the center line, and much more. When they do it they just keep on going like nothing ever happened. It makes me VERY angry. YES, BAN CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING!”
Linda says: “Ban them. Teen drivers are too distracted and adult drivers do things, such as sit at lights, make sharp turns, illegal U-turns, all while hanging on to the phone. If one needs to make a call, pull over, out of traffic. Texting especially pulls your eyes off the road.”