Monday, August 6, 2012

Re: Take the Wheel, Not the Phone

In response to Olivia's editorial, Take the Wheel, Not the Phone my response was:

Recently, I just came back from a trip to the beach and driving on the highway was scary because most of the other drivers were talking or texting on their phones. They were not paying attention to the road or other drivers and I felt endangered by them.

Technology has become integrated into our lifestyles and it has come to the point where some people cannot put the phone down and focus on driving. I agree with you that the laws need to become more strict when it comes to texting and driving. There does not need to be any accidents because a driver was carelessly fumbling with their phone. But why not expand the law to people walking while texting when crossing the street? People can just be as careless when they are walking while texting. They bump into other people and don't pay attention to their surroundings. Those people are just as liable as the people texting while driving. But for now, Texas needs to be more even more serious when it comes to texting and driving.

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