Letter: Texting and driving

Published: Sunday, Jan. 27 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

There is no excuse for putting everyone on and off the highways at risk for one person's lack of respect for life.

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I was sickened to read of the killing of a 15-year-old boy by a driver that was texting while drving. The driver is certainly guilty of negligent homicide.

However, our legislators are equally guilty when they fail to make it a crime to be using a cellphone while driving. I had a grandson stationed in the Netherlands who told us that there was a $250 fine for driving while using a cellphone.

There is no excuse for putting everyone on and off the highways at risk for one person's lack of respect for life.

Loren Bullock

Cottonwood Heights

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