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Cellphone ban ‘stupid’

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 6:20 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Former Cook County assistant state’s attorney Mr. Mulroe has pushed through and succeeded with a ban on hand-held cellphones after Jan. 1.

Our society has become infatuated with protecting the stupid from themselves. What’s next, drinking coffee, eating, twirling your hair, banning drive-through windows at fast-food places because they contribute to eating while driving?

To quote the comedian Ron White, “You can’t fix stupid.” Stupid people will do stupid things in cars no matter what laws we come up with. I can think of 10 things that are more hazardous during driving than being on a cellphone.

Don’t get distracted while changing the radio station or that will be next.

The ban on texting has done very little to change anything. How many times have you been next to a car and the driver is looking down at his phone texting? All that law did was take the person’s eyes off the road even more than before because they’re trying to hide their phone.

People die in cars, and there is nothing we can do about it. Banning cars is the only way, and we don’t want to put that idea out there for the bleeding hearts that want to save people from themselves.

John Callanan

Spring Grove

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