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JMC: No such thing as dangerous road - only dangerous drivers

Writer advocates actions: The state legislature needs to ban the use of any type -- and I do mean ANY type -- of electronic communication device while driving. And, as a heads-up type of thing, make it mandatory that all accident reports include whether or not a driver's cell phone was in use at the time of an accident.

By Joyce M Coomer
Opinions are personal viewpoint of the writer

I have always said that there is no such thing as a dangerous road -- only dangerous drivers. I drive, morning and afternoon, back and forth to work, on a curvy road. So far, I have never had the curve, when I am going left on it, suddenly change direction and curve to the right.


For years people have been inattentive while driving and that is getting worse. I drove to a friend's house a week or so ago and was nearly hit head-on at least four times, and nearly side-swiped a half dozen times or more -- by people driving everything from beat-up pickup trucks to fairly new luxury sedans -- all age groups were represented by the drivers. And not all of the drivers were using cell phones (that I could see, anyway).

The state legislature needs to ban the use of any type -- and I do mean ANY type -- of electronic communication device while driving. And, as a heads-up type of thing, make it mandatory that all accident reports include whether or not a driver's cell phone was in use at the time of an accident. (Maybe there wouldn't be so many "cause of accident unknown" listings in accident reports.) Accident reports used to include whether or not seat belts were in use (not all of them do recently) and whether or not intoxication of any sort was suspected.

Sometimes just making people aware of the causes of accidents helps prevent them. --Joyce M Coomer

Comments re article 93792 Writer says safety answer is to be road aware


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