From the Heartland: Shut Up and Drive

The “Shut up and drive!” bumper sticker fairly summarizes my feelings toward vehicular cell phone use, though I might preface my request with a polite, “Please.” If you’re hurling through space at high speeds, I’m sure your call can wait.

Several states throughout the country have gently restricted drivers’ cell phone habits, but students in Minnesota are pushing for something more. While legislation in some areas has allowed motorists to use a handsfree device, the proposed law in St. Paul would forbid cellular communication of any kind in a moving vehicle.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:16am