Texters getting devious about their habit

Travelling south on Highway 97 I had to stop for a red light near Constable Neil Bruce Middle School.

To the editor:

Travelling south on Highway 97 I had to stop for a red light near Constable Neil Bruce Middle School.

To my left a young woman in a silver car sat texting on a bright chrome pink electronic device which she held low down in an attempt to hide it from view. Being in a higher vehicle, it was clearly visible to me.

When I attracted her attention and mouthed that her actions were illegal (both of our windows were closed), she looked indignant and lifted up a grey electronic device and showed me that she had a “hands free” phone—obviously she could not be breaking the law!  (Who could possibly think she was texting?) She then sped off as the lights changed and eventually turned off towards the lake at the Gellatly intersection.

I cannot believe that someone could be so darned deceitful as well as stupid. Maybe she thinks that she is being really smart.

So many accidents have been attributed to driver inattention because of texting and cell phone use in vehicles. Perhaps it is time for people to carry cameras so they can “click” at other people breaking this law. (Don’t worry; I will not be doing that, because I would then be guilty of “driving without due care and attention”.)

Nothing will make that woman change her deceitful, dangerous driving habits.

Better that I keep my eyes on the road and try to ignore and avoid that kind of moron.

Heather Yeats,

West Kelowna


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