Letters to the Editor

Texting and driving

Recently, I was in the left-turn lane facing south at the intersection of Northwest 72nd Avenue and 25th Street. When the cars facing east made their left turns onto Northwest 72nd Street, four out of five of the drivers were looking down at their phones as they passed within inches of my car. One of the drivers started to head directly toward me, but looked up just in time to correct his direction.

Texting and talking on the phone while driving a 3,000-pound vehicle is irresponsible and dangerous. Isn’t it time to make this a primary vehicular offense instead of the secondary one it is now?

Allethy W. Cobb,

Miami Springs