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August 1, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Is Nevada’s new cellphone law a necessary evil?

James Moldenhauer’s letter Wednesday concerning the recent passage of a bill to outlaw use of handheld cellphones while driving echoed my own sentiments when the bill was first brought up.

There are already laws against reckless driving and they should be enforced, whether the cause of such driving is cellphone use, eating a hamburger, applying makeup or reading the newspaper. (Yes, I have seen people reading the newspaper while driving.)

However, I’ve since noticed an alarming number of people running stop signs, weaving in and out of traffic and other bad driving behavior, all of whom have a cellphone in their hand.

I even saw a woman in a SUV run off the road and mow down about 50 feet of chain-link fence.

Although the Libertarian in me is against government telling me what I can and can’t do in my own car, I realize that something must be done about the growing number of idiots on the road who are too busy texting and talking to pay attention to their driving.

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