Chicago's done it, along with other big cities. Banning cell phones while driving would undoubtedly save lives. I would just hope the city would also make it a crime to apply eyeliner, mascara, lipstick or other makeup while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.
Today's question was prompted by an e-mail I received this morning from an old aquaintance and Sun reader, Phillip Kapella:
How many things can (or should) a person do at the same time?!
An article in the Sun today gave scientific proof to the effects (negative) to using a cell phone while driving.
Just yesterday I saw three examples of potential and lethal accidents which could have happened because drivers were on the phone while driving -- all along Ogden from Washington to Naper Blvd.
* one driver running the red light while going east bound on Ogden and not paying attention to the red light while dialing,
* another driver driving charging out from a gas station, snaking through traffic, all the while talking on the phone,
* another driver charging out of a fast food restaurant and then stopping in the middle of the road, while talking on the phone.
Should Naperville adopt a "no phone" while driving law?
What proportion of vehicle accidents and fatalities occur in our Naperville because of cell phone use?