Opinion

There are bigger fish to fry than cell phones

After spending several hours researching the "facts" you quoted from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and not finding any reference to them, I attempted to call you to discuss your proposed law but you were not available. So I though I would write to the editor to ask my simple questions.

Why are you so compelled to stop the use of cellular phones while driving in the city of North Bend? You stated that there were 330,000 to 730,000 estimated accidents resulting from cell-phone use. Is that for the planet, the United States or the city of North Bend? More to the point, how many accidents have occurred in the city limits of North Bend that are the result of cell-phone use? Is it one, two?

It seems that in a city with a major water problem and huge opposition to many of the current issues, you could better spend your time on something besides getting yourself on the national news. Lucky for me I don't live in your fair city, but I do drive your way to shop and visit the doctor and dentist, which adds to the city coffers. But come to think of it, Issaquah and Redmond are just as close, and heck, your business people probably won't mind the lost revenue. Will they?


Jim Becker

Fall City

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