Letter: Distracted driving law needs to go all the way

Mike KnaakLetter to the Editor, Print Sartell - St. Stephen0 Comments

Gary Mayavski, Sartell

This is in response to Connor Klocker’s article, “Thumbs up for hands-free law.”

I think Minnesota has missed the boat on this law.

If you’re going to pass a law pertaining to distracted driving, why not go all the way?

What about people who put on their makeup while driving?

What about people who let their pets sit on their lap in front of them while driving?

What about people who smoke? Isn’t that distracting about putting your cigarette butt out in your ashtray, instead of throwing it out the window?

What about drinking a cup of coffee, a pop or a bottle of water?

Last but not least is eating while driving. Yes, I have been guilty of this, but dropping your sandwich or burger or taco or candy bar or doughnut is just as distracting as all of the rest.

If you’re going to do it, do it all the way.

Author: Mike Knaak

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