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Fri., Oct. 18, 2013

Distracted driving unenforced

Regarding “Eyes off the road” (Oct. 8):

All true. Texting, talking on a cellphone while driving will or can kill you or some innocent person. Washington has a distracted driving law. Does this law cover eating, putting on makeup, combing your hair, lighting a cigarette? And we could list more.

We do not tell folks that they should not buy a cellphone. They are told that they should not use it and drive. Should we tell folks not to buy food and eat while driving? Fast-food folks will not accept that. I think you can see where this is going. This distracted driving law: Is it working? When was it passed? How many tickets have been written? What is the fine?

Your article targeted a problem, suggested a solution, but did not finish. How is this infraction of the law going to be enforced?

I think that there are as many accident victims with food, combs or makeup in their hands as cellphones.

William Robinson


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