Letters to the Editor

August 26, 2014

Put down that cellphone

This is letter regarding the woman who was driving a light brown/gray Chevy with Missouri plates southbound on Illinois 3 between Cahokia and Dupo on Aug. 21 around 4:45 p.m. She needed to put down her cellphone.

As I followed her, she weaved not only into the second southbound lane but into the oncoming lanes. As I passed her, she had one hand on the wheel and one hand on her phone. She continued to weave side to side.

What would she have done if she had caused an accident? What will be her wake-up call to stop texting and driving -- killing someone? What will she tell that person's family? "I had an important call to take"?

Driving is a privilege, not a right, and she should have her privileges revoked.

Susan Muszynski

Waterloo

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