LETTER: Texting and driving won’t end, until someone dies

Distracted drivers are not going to quit texting or holding a phone while driving until a family member or friend dies in an accident...

Distracted drivers are not going to quit texting or holding a phone while driving until a family member or friend dies in an accident. They don’t believe that they are 23 times more likely to be involved in a serious accident when texting.

They don’t believe that they are putting their children in serious danger every time they pick up that phone. And they will upgrade their phone before they purchase a hands-free device.

Texters seem to have an obsessive compulsion to answer that text coming in.  They can’t resist answering immediately. No pulling over to text or phone. No, it has to be right now! Sound like a compulsion? Maybe it’s time for “Texters Anonymous” for those who want to quit.

But I fear that most will not quit until a family member or friend becomes a fatality.

Walt Friesen