Re: “Seizing phones sends a message,” editorial, March 13.
Texting, phoning, eating, applying makeup, fiddling with tiny dashboard buttons ….
What about driving with a dog in the lap, perhaps head out the window and blocking side-mirror vision? How could any driver possibly think that safe?
And yet I often see people operating their cars with an oh-so-cute canine between them and the steering wheel. How could arm movement not be restricted, even by Poopsie the mini-poodle? How could there not be distraction when the precious pet reacts to things passed on the street — other dogs, a cat, a bike messenger — and barking, perhaps jumping around?
And how could this dangerous driving practice not be noted — and reacted to appropriately — by passing police?
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