2011-12-22 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: What do you think of the new proposed federal total ban on cell phones and other electronic communications equipment in cars? Do you think it will be enforceable?
Compiled by Bill O’Neill




“First of all, there should not be a total ban, because cell phones nowadays are a necessity. In an emergency situation, you should have a cell phone and navigational equipment, too.” –Patrick McManus, Canarsie “First of all, there should not be a total ban, because cell phones nowadays are a necessity. In an emergency situation, you should have a cell phone and navigational equipment, too.” –Patrick McManus, Canarsie

“No, it's not enforceable because cell phones are needed in an emergency. Suppose you're a parent – and you get a call that your kid has an emergency. Nowadays, you have cell phones built right into the cars.” –Steve Smith, Canarsie “No, it's not enforceable because cell phones are needed in an emergency. Suppose you're a parent – and you get a call that your kid has an emergency. Nowadays, you have cell phones built right into the cars.” –Steve Smith, Canarsie

“It's enforceable. Cell phones are dangerous. You can't do two things at once. It's for the driver’s safety – as well as everyone else.” –Yolanda Jones, Canarsie “It's enforceable. Cell phones are dangerous. You can't do two things at once. It's for the driver’s safety – as well as everyone else.” –Yolanda Jones, Canarsie

“I don't believe in a total ban. If you pull over, you should be able to use it. They won't be able to enforce it, because people have to use it.” –Nikita Harris, Canarsie “I don't believe in a total ban. If you pull over, you should be able to use it. They won't be able to enforce it, because people have to use it.” –Nikita Harris, Canarsie

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