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Reckless to text while driving

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I really don't understand how some people could think about texting while driving, but then morons never think!

The manufacturers of cellphones could prevent the use of phones while driving, but they never will. How?

All ignition systems give off a very wide band of electromagnetic signals. An envelope of these could be used to shut down the phone while the engine is in motion. In fact, the phone has to be designed to block these signals or in order for it to be used even while standing near some badly tuned engines that are running.

Some people appear to think that they are more important than they really are, and this causes them to rush to the telephone when it rings. I always say, if it is important, it will ring again, thus keeping my blood pressure at a reasonable level.

I worked with a very large telecommunication company abroad many years ago and was given a mobile. They say, "It will make you more efficient and you can make personal calls within reason," but I knew that I will be more useful if I remained alive, so, I put this message on, not even my name! "I am driving. Please call later," and switched the damn thing off every time I entered the vehicle.

PHIL

Southfield, St Elizabeth