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Originally Posted by John Wilke
The article mentions the two biggest factors that need to be addressed ... speed and cell phones.
With cell phones it is a simple solution. Simply ban them from being used while in a motor vehicle. The state raised the speed limit to 70 because people were already driving that or above. They did so with the hopes that it would appease those that already sped over the limit. What it has done is the opposite, it has caused those that already speed to drive even faster. I think the speed limit is as high as it should go & should not go any higher.
A majority of the speeders are high school to college age kids. I think as part of the drivers ed. curriculum they should see what happens when they speed or use a cell phone, have an accident & die. They should be shown graphic photo's, video & if possible take them to a morgue to show them the dead body of a kid like them who died because he or she was speeding or using a cell phone while driving. I think maybe it would sink home. Scare them into not speeding. Who know's, maybe it will scare them into not driving & cause them to use public transit or commute by bike. That wouldn't be a bad thing either.
Last edited by N_C; 01-02-07 at 02:00 PM.