Letter to the Editor: Some hands-free common sense is needed
So, I can talk on my cell phone while driving in my car, you just can’t see me holding my phone. How is that supposed to be safer?
When our state legislature outlawed texting and driving, they actually made the roads more dangerous. How you may ask? Common sense — they didn’t stop texting and driving; they just took the phone out of sight so drivers are looking down at their phones and texting and not watching the road.
If I’m distracted while driving, I’m distracted, whether I’m holding my phone or not. I could be eating a sandwich, looking for that French fry that I just dropped between the seat, putting on makeup, singing along on the radio, or just simply day dreaming.
If you want to save lives, stop killing unborn babies; or as in New York, they just passed a law making it legal to kill a living child that survives an abortion. The major problem in our society today is that “common sense” was killed long ago.
Unfortunately, common sense cannot be legislated.