Editorial comments: Put the phone down

The following comments were generated from an editorial by FOX6 WBRC-TV General Manager Lou Kirchen, which first aired on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Gary from Empire
I heartedly agree with Vestavia Hills who has already banned all those things... There's a lot of people out there that don't have enough sense to use a telephone and drive too. They're hurting people and killing people in wrecks because of it.

Either pull off to the side of the road and they need to make it a law that you can't be doing that, that you can get a ticket for it....You can wait till you get home or pull off to the side of the road or something.

Donald from Vestavia wrote:
....First, our driving laws already address unsafe practices while driving.  The law pretty much says you must be in control of your vehicle at all times while driving.  This should include texting and anything else which would distract someone's driving...We do not need anymore laws just enforce what is already there....Second, enforcement of this law will be very difficult.  My suggestion is to promote public safety.  

I think that something's really going to have to be done about texting....they need to just write tickets and maybe they'll quit texting and watch the road.

Trey from West Blocton wrote:
Emergencies occur and people need to be reached promptly.  That's the nature of life.  For these reasons, cell phones and like means of communication are both an advantage and understandable during, for example, one's commute to or from work.  However, the problem with technology is that people abuse it...

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