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Letters: Turn on the car, put down the phone

November 02, 2013

Re "Dying while on foot," Column, Oct. 29

To reduce pedestrian accidents and deaths, we should increase the fines fourfold for texting or using cellphones in any way while driving.

No one should be able to access their phone any time they are behind the wheel, but too many cars have drivers with cellphones plastered to their ears.

Is it possible to disengage the cellphone with the same ignition off-switch used for drunk drivers?

Vicki Scrimger

Rancho Palos Verdes

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