Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all states introduce bills to ban cell phone use by operators of motor vehicles while driving, with certain exceptions that sound sensible.
First we had the distracted driver law and that law was useless. Now we have the no-texting law — even more useless.
Cell phone use while driving is the problem that must be addressed — period.
I now hope some Maine lawmaker has the courage to introduce such a bill, citing the findings of the NTSB. It will save a lot of lives; maybe yours, maybe your kids, and maybe mine.
Al Pelletier, Norway