Utah lawmakers should consider banning people from talking on cell phones and texting while driving. Laws banning one or both have been enacted in five states and are currently being considered in several others. Utah should follow suit. Talking on a cell phone or texting while driving can be just as dangerous and fatal as driving drunk. This law would greatly reduce the number of traffic accidents and fatalities every year in Utah and would save countless lives. It would be irresponsible of Utah legislators not to enact a law immediately before this problem gets any worse.

Ryan Curtis

Cottonwood Heights