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Letter: Lawmakers blind on texting while driving issues

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Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:29 am

It’s a sad state of affairs when legislators we elect to protect us ‘can’t see the forest through the trees’.

Senate President Andy Biggs and others voted against a “No Texting” amendment, stating we already have a reckless driving statute. Believe me, there’s a far cry between a reckless driving charge and a simple citation for texting while driving.

Reckless driving requires a more detailed investigation along with more substance to justify the charge. Any officer who would take the time and effort to file a reckless diving charge for an on-view texting violation without any evidence of recklessness, is wasting his time and ours. Remember, “Laws are created to protect people from themselves.” Police Academy 101.

Barry Jones

Queen Creek

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