Epidemic problem

Posted Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Every day, one can drive on DFW area roads and highways and find at least half of the drivers or more are either talking or texting on their cellphone while driving, creating a danger that has been substantiated to cause more deaths and accidents across this country every year than drinking and driving.

Where is the public outcry?

Why treat such a potentially dangerous act any differently than a DWI?

It is high time that we enact stiff laws with severe penalties and fines, similar to a DWI, for a person who is so irresponsible that he or she gets behind the wheel of a car and uses a cellphone in any manner while driving.

This is a severe problem of epidemic proportion and is only going to get worse.

— Craig Martin, Fort Worth

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