Texters not such a threat at traffic lights

Police unfairly targetting drivers while temporarily stopped, reader claims

I’ve seen numerous people texting at red lights or while stuck in traffic and it has never bothered me at all. The worst that will happen is they will delay traffic a bit by texting while they should be moving, yet that is exactly where the police nab people for texting and driving.

Where is the proof that those who text at red lights or while stuck in traffic would do so while their vehicle is underway, which is the thing that is actually dangerous?

I’m willing to bet very few of the former group fall into the latter, but then how could the police generate any revenue from this law if they had to catch the lawbreakers actually doing something dangerous – you know, like they do with every other law?

Carew Martin


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