Parkesburg Police Chief Brian Sheller was quoted in yesterday’s Daily Local News as being in favor of not just banning texting while driving but against the use of all portable electronic devices including cell phones, except to make emergency calls.
Chief Sheller’s money quote:
“Drivers are distracted enough. Too many things are happening at a very fast pace when you’re driving, too fast for distracted drivers to react properly in a multitude of hazardous and routine driving situations. A driver’s attention, regardless of age and experience, needs to be focused specifically on the awesome responsibility at hand — driving. The lives of other drivers and their passengers sharing the same roadways depend on it.”
Read the entire article here.