This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.
Re "A bad call: Cellphone ban should apply to all" (Our View, Feb. 27):
Studies show that talking on the cellphone reduces one's driving ability to that of a drunk at the wheel. But while our brave Legislature throws the book at drunken drivers, it will only punish teenage (not adult) cellphone-talking drivers with a puny $25 "educational" ticket that doesn't even go on their driving record. So much for focusing on behaviors that make a difference.
Hell, a monthly cellphone bill (let alone a smartphone bill) costs more than $25. This proposed law will have zero effect.
Our legislators rail against useless and ineffective federal laws and regulations, yet they do the same thing here in Utah. Politicians!
Salt Lake City