Drivers who text deserve serious penalties

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I have followed texting drivers. How do I know? Because their heads are staring down at their laps, and they peek up every so often, unlike the ones who are bent sideways to change the radio station.

I have never seen a texter cause an accident, but I have hit the horn plenty of times when they start to drift into the oncoming lane. It’s ridiculous.

The current penalty when a cop sees one of these road hazards is less than a slap on the wrist (“Few Cited for Texting in Pa.,” March 22). At the first offense, they should pay at least a $5,000 fine, lose their licenses for at least a year and have their vehicles impounded for at least six months. And, worst of all for them, they should have their phones taken from them and destroyed. Bye-bye pictures, bye-bye apps, bye-bye everything.

If one of these solipsistic knuckleheads ever causes an accident injuring me or mine because they have the immediate, unchecked, overwhelming need to text LOL or some other drivel, the size of the lawsuit I file will make one of the Edgar Snyders of the world a whole boatload of cash, trust me.


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