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Keep driving safely

Published 11:51am Saturday, February 1, 2014

The reported low numbers of weather-related accidents speaks to the common sense of residents Western Tidewater. You saw there was potential treachery on the roads and either stayed home or drove extra cautiously.

This is not to say, however, that those who had to drive and had accidents were careless. Other factors such as the hidden menace of ice or uncontrollable outside factors could cause vehicles to collide or end up in ditches.

For those reasons, we urge people to refrain from texting or even talking on cell phones, especially when in snow or rain. Slick roads and divided attentions are paths to accidents that could otherwise have been prevented.

  • jeffturner

    They could do away with the texting problem pretty much if they really wanted to. Just put a chip in the phone that will not let you text or e-mail if the phone is moving say over 25 mph. The chip maybe would let you text or e-mail if going over 25 mph and you are say 100ft off the ground. That way people could still text and e-mail on planes. There might be some flaws with this idea, but it seems like a good idea.

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