Letters to the Editor

Use hands-free technology

I’ve never received a reasonable answer why Floridians resist using hands-free technology for cell calls when driving, even though their car comes equipped with it and it’s now very easy to set-up.

I’m continually surprised seeing people driving high-end newer model cars, holding a cellphone to their ear and driving one-handed. This happens when someone is slow to proceed as the light turns green, or is making last-minute lane changes without signaling — and holding and talking on a cell phone.

The only suggested reason I’ve heard is that people may fear loss of privacy. Are you afraid that while using bluetooth your passengers might see who is calling or listen in? Does anyone have an explanation why people take the risk of added distraction and limited mobility rather than use their bluetooth?

Tom Wilson,

North York, Ontario

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