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Letter: Legislature too worried about freedoms, not safety
First Published Mar 04 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 04 2014 01:33 pm

Our state Legislature is in session and has once again almost shot us in the foot. On one hand they raise the speed limit, knowing that crashes, when they occur, will be more horrific. On the other, they neglect legislation banning texting while driving and mandatory primary-offense seat belt laws for both adults and younger drivers.

Mounting evidence, nationally and locally, confirms that speed can and does frequently kill. But more important, so does driving while texting and driving without wearing your seat belt. All because they do not want to "trample" on individual freedoms.

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The message they are sending is that an individual has the personal preference to kill himself. But what they fail to consider are the innocents when a crash does result. This is daft, illogical and irrational thinking!

S.R. Provost


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