Letters to the Editor

I’ve lived in Illinois long enough to know you can describe our state government, regardless of which party is in power, with just two words: corrupt and inept. Still, I guess given enough time, they’re likely to get something right. Sadly, one law you praise in your Aug. 30, 2013, editorial isn’t gong to help anyone. The bill banning handheld cellphones is unlikely to save many, if any lives. The people who’ve done the research found that hands-free cellphone use is just as distracting as hand held use. It seems talking on the phone occupies your brain in ways that keep you from paying attention to driving. Only banning all phone use by drivers will keep us safer. And no, it’s not the same as talking to someone in the car. We can still have conversations with passengers without endangering them, or ourselves.

Dan Roberts

Beach Park

Ban all cellphones

Ban all cellphones

I’ve lived in Illinois long enough to know you can describe our state government, regardless of which party is in power, with just two words: corrupt and inept. Still, I guess given enough time, they’re likely to get something right. Sadly, one law you praise in your Aug. 30, 2013, editorial isn’t gong to help anyone. The bill banning handheld cellphones is unlikely to save many, if any lives. The people who’ve done the research found that hands-free cellphone use is just as distracting as hand held use. It seems talking on the phone occupies your brain in ways that keep you from paying attention to driving. Only banning all phone use by drivers will keep us safer. And no, it’s not the same as talking to someone in the car. We can still have conversations with passengers without endangering them, or ourselves.

Dan Roberts

Beach Park

I’ve lived in Illinois long enough to know you can describe our state government, regardless of which party is in power, with just two words: corrupt and inept.

Still, I guess given enough time, they’re likely to get something right.

Sadly, one law isn’t gong to help anyone. The bill banning handheld cellphones is unlikely to save many, if any lives.

The people who’ve done the research found that hands-free cellphone use is just as distracting as hand held use. It seems talking on the phone occupies your brain in ways that keep you from paying attention to driving.

Only banning all phone use by drivers will keep us safer. And no, it’s not the same as talking to someone in the car. We can still have conversations with passengers without endangering them, or ourselves.

Dan Roberts

Beach Park

0 Comments

Do you have the scariest house on the block? Or the cutest kid in costume? Share your Halloween photos with us! Click here to submit them.



Modal