Not un­usual to see driv­ers tex­ting

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Don McBeath, Mt Eden: ‘‘You still see people driv­ing and tex­ting. I see people ev­ery day. Ob­vi­ously their driv­ing skills are im­paired by it. They’re ei­ther slow or they weave around. There are prob­a­bly less people do­ing it but the ones that I find bad are the ones on mo­tor­ways and you can see them tex­ting.’’ John MacGil­livray, Green­lane: ‘‘I see a lot of people on their phones while driv­ing. There’s prob­a­bly less in rush hour traf­fic than there used to be. So maybe the ban is work­ing to a cer­tain ex­tent. But there are some people who are wired into their phones and find it very dif­fi­cult to re­sist the urge to pick it up.’’ Carolyn Ironside, Glen­field: ‘‘I think it’s a good idea but I must see one per­son a day us­ing their phone while driv­ing. People just have a dis­re­gard of the rules.’’

Good idea: Carolyn Ironside, mother of 3-year-old Is­abelle, sup­ports the ban but says many still break the law.

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