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Consider This...Discussion into action

I was encouraged this week to see City Council once again take up the issue of a city-wide cell phone ban in Lubbock.

As I understand it there are a couple of options. They could put a ban on texting and driving or make it flat out illegal to use your cell phone in the car.

Either way, I believe something should be done.

National statistics estimate 6,000 people die from texting and driving every year. Those numbers are hard to ignore.

Consider this:

Although I am a staunch believer in less government intruding in our lives, at some point safety has to take priority. Although cell phone and texting and driving bans already exist in many Texas cities, I realize the challenge in enforcing such a law. Nonetheless, I'm glad our city leaders are also considering it. Now, it is time to take action.

It is time to turn these discussion into a city-wide life saving law.

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