Heed the law over mo­bile phones

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

WHILE I am driv­ing, is it all right to use my mo­bile phone?

You must think I am a chicken leg short in the bucket ask­ing this ques­tion. It is ad­ver­tised every­where: caught us­ing a mo­bile phone/iPod while in con­trol of a ve­hi­cle brings a penalty.

Us­ing th­ese de­vices puts your­self, your pas­sen­gers and other road users in dan­ger of be­ing se­ri­ously hurt or killed.

Then why do we still have the chicken-leg-short-in-the-bucket peo­ple out there.

The law was en­acted to de­ter driv­ers from us­ing th­ese de­vices while in the ve­hi­cle, and if caught, you will be pe­nalised by re­ceiv­ing a fine and loss of points.

It is time we changed the penalty; take fines out of the equa­tion. Fines to most peo­ple mean noth­ing, los­ing your li­cence is a dif­fer­ent story.

The law has been around for some time now, so there are no more ex­cuses. Al­bert Will­mott,

Seville Grove.

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