Letter – Cellphones and driving: trouble

Re: “The new killer: crotches,” June 2-12

Cellphones and driving: trouble

Re: “The new killer: crotches,” June 2-12

Good article with good information. Information which for some reason people need to hear again and again.

These stats do not include (perhaps because it would be difficult to obtain) the number of times other drivers have had to take immediate or evasive action to avoid these “crotch watchers.” The 77 per cent and the 55 per cent of younger people are totally unaware of the mayhem they cause which other drivers have to make up for to avoid an accident.

Numerous times I’ve had to wait in line while the driver in the car ahead is using a phone but the cars in front are already moving away from the now green light.

Numerous times I’ve had to brake to avoid being side-swiped by the other vehicle in the next lane where it is easy to observe that driver on a phone.

Numerous times I’ve observed what I thought might be a drunk driver weaving and slowing, or erratically speeding up when actually paying attention to driving and then slowing when using the phone.

Numerous times I’ve observed a near accident with other vehicles or a near-miss of a pedestrian caused by a driver using a phone.

Jean Botkin,Victoria

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