The Sept. 28 editorial, Red light for texting drivers, exhorting lawmakers to write a law prohibiting texting or phone use while driving, as is the law in 39 other states, makes sense.
Two months ago, while turning onto Dixie Highway in my Jeep, I was speared by a young lady fighting with her boyfriend at 50-plus miles per hour.
She didn’t see the red light and she didn’t touch the brakes because she was busy texting, according to the FHP accident report.
I’ve been subpoenaed to appear at her trial. There will be no equitable outcome, either she’ll be squashed by my testimony or she’ll face a red light traffic violation for lack of a specific law banning cell phone use while driving.
However, if police don’t enforce existing traffic laws — and they don’t — the idea that they will pull over cell phone users is erroneous.
Robert Dollar, Miami