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Hang up the phone if you're driving: Readers React

5:06 PM, Sep. 20, 2013  |  Comments
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Wausau is considering a cellphone ban for drivers. The topic stirred up a lot of conversation on our website and Facebook page. Here are some excerpts of what readers had to say:

The dangers of driving while using a cellphone are clear and proven. What possible benefit outweighs the risk? Remember the good old days when we didn't have to be in constant touch with one another 24 hours a day?

- James Benzinger

Marshfield has that ban and it's a joke. I see people on their phones all the time. Everyone knows they don't enforce it.

- Teresa Aamodt Bornbach

Do it! There are a lot of idiots out there driving while on their cellphone. It endangers other drivers and pedestrians.

- Zack Xiong

I think there should be a ban on bans. The government gave me a license to drive, and permits to cellphone towers. Let me use them how I want and when I want.

- Roy Thorne

I used to say no to these laws. I thought there were enough people that can talk and drive safely. But after dealing with so many people swerving into another lane and causing very serious accidents, I guess we can't trust our fellow citizens to regulate themselves on this issue and my opinion has changed to yes on the ban.

- Chris Filtz

It's about time. I remember when we did not have cellphones and we just had to wait until you got home to call someone. What can be that important?

- Jayne Dombrowski

In most states where cellphone use and texting are banned and are primary offenses, the police (and other select groups) are exempt from the law. Bluetooth might be a reasonable alternative. Hands-free use of cellphones has not been banned in most of those states.

- Roger Buttke

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