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Letter: Driving is a privilege and a luxury

To the editor,

If you are driving focus on driving and don’t use your phone either for calls or for texting. You will be safer. I will be safer and we all will be safer. I would also suggest that if you need to call or text someone pull over to do so. It takes little time. Let’s be honest, the vast majority of calls or texts while driving can wait.

Current statistics have distracted driving killing over 6,000 Americans a year, along with 500,000 injuries. I realize that it is not against the law in Minnesota (texting while driving is, but is rarely if ever enforced), but common sense tells us we should not be on a phone or using any other form of technology while driving vehicles that can injure or kill. It takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road, and your mind off driving.

Driving is a privilege and a luxury, not a right. Let’s all drive safely and responsibly.