I was alone in my car one day and reached for my phone to fire off a quick message. I looked up and had to swerve to stay in my lane. Wow. I got lucky this time, but what if...?
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For such a trifling thing as sending a text message, two young women's lives were ruined, and there will be many more unless and until legislative prohibitions against cell phone use of any kind are passed, and enforced.
Motorists caught yakking on cell phones without a hands-free device or texting while driving will face sharply higher fines, under a crackdown advance...
Ed Burke's proposed law sounds like a great idea. But just like the hands-free law that's supposedly in effect in Chicago, this new law will, sadly, most likely get ignored as well.
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