Letter: Strengthen phone/driving laws

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The laws and related fines for the use of cellphones while operating a motor vehicle are grossly inadequate.

Many studies have concluded that texting and talking on cellphones, while driving, are equal or exceed the effects of the DWI limit of .08. Ironically, many violators of the cellphone law do not condone DWIs.

The choice to drive drunk or operate a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle is an individual’s choice. That choice can result in death or serious injuries to others.

The ramifications of these decisions could possibly result in charges of reckless endangerment, wrongful-death suits or manslaughter. One has to question whether chatting and texting on the cellphone is worth the risk.

Wilfred J. Hudson

Vancouver