Phone law needs much higher fine

About once a day I wait for the stoplight to cycle at the intersection of Highway 530 and Highway 9 in Arlington.

While waiting for the light to change, anywhere from three to five people who are driving (not stopped) are using their cell phones.

I guess the fine for this offense is not great enough to get the message across. How about doubling the fine? If an unmarked police car was parked on the shoulder, that policeman would get writing cramps before their shift was over.

After about a week of observations, I found the most number of violators were young women, ages about 18 to 24 or so.

What prompted this letter was a young woman in front of me (car moving) with a cell phone in her right hand, palm on the steering wheel and with her left hand was combing her hair!

Bill Lewis


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