Monday, January 18, 2010

Oprah tackles cellphone driving

On today's Oprah Winfrey Show, a Florida mother tells how a truck driver distracted by his cell phone slammed into her daughter's school bus and killed the 13-year-old. Cyclists and our friends should watch if at all possible. It's on WFOR in Miami at 4 p.m. The mother, Elissa Schee, has joined a group of survivors of cellphone victims to try to raise public awareness and change safety laws to prevent this kind of accident. Several bills pending in the Florida Legislature would ban texting, but not the wider practice of talking by cell while driving. Here's an opportunity for some lawmaker to step forward and make an important contribution to public safety.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a cyclist myself, it turns out that laws banning texting or cellphone use don't reduce accidents.

The attitude of the drivers need to change. We don't need more laws