Letter: Cell phones should be confiscated

The law should be altered, cell phones should be immediately confiscated and a fine imposed.

To the editor:

Lauren Kramer’s article Safe Driving Means Stowing Your Cell (Nov. 7 Capital News), the headline should have read: “Safe Driving Means Confiscating Your Cell.”

The law should be revised so that anyone caught using a cell phone while driving should have their cell phone confiscated. Distracted driving causes more deaths that drunk driving.

When an individual is caught drinking and driving they are fined and the alcohol confiscated. It would be ridiculous just to issue a ticket and let the driver continue on their way with the alcohol at their side.

When a person is caught driving while distracted they are issued a ticket and are able to continue on their way with their cell phone.

To say the least it is inconsistent and illogical to allow this to happen. The law should be altered, cell phones should be immediately confiscated and a fine imposed.

Let’s get tough on distracted driving.

T. Ford,

Kelowna