Friday, August 14, 2020
Aug. 14, 2020

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Letter: Set good example, stay off phone


I would like to share a problem I see every single day as a local teenager and new driver: Using phones while driving. Every single day when I drive I see at least two to three people on their phones while driving.

I don’t know about you, but it drives me insane (no pun intended). The interesting thing to me, though, is that it is never drivers who look young; every time it is an older person. I have been driven off the road many times by adults that had phones in their hands and weren’t paying any attention. Adults should be setting examples for up-and-coming drivers and even current drivers. You have probably heard this a million times (because I know I have): whatever is on your phone can wait. If you feel that the text or phone call is so important, it is OK to pull over real quick, take care of it, and move on.

So please, be a good example to us young whippersnappers and stay off your phone while driving. Thank you for your time and stay safe on the roads.

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