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Our View: Road rules

Like many areas of society today, courtesy and respect for others is becoming a lost art on the roadways.

Drivers everywhere, including Craig and Moffat County, are caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and many are driving without regard or concern for their fellow motorists, Editorial Board members contend.

This attitude of disregard wouldn’t be particularly alarming if our community was a major metropolitan area like Denver, but that it’s happening in the slow lane pace of Craig and Moffat County is concerning and potentially dangerous.

Arguing against people driving while talking on a cell phone is a lost cause; the numbers are so great that fighting it would be like pushing molasses up a sandy hill.

However, the same can’t be said of texting while driving.

As of now, there is no law against sending text messages while driving, and the Editorial Board isn’t pushing for one.

What the board is advocating for is more personal responsibility on the roadways and more thought on behalf of others.

A car or truck, no matter its speed, can be a weapon.

A split second of carelessness can cause irrevocable harm to another person – motorist or pedestrian – especially in traffic trouble areas around town.

The Editorial Board implores community residents to use common sense while driving.

Your text message or

cell phone call can wait until you’re someplace other than behind the wheel.

And being responsible like you should behind the wheel means our public officials and lawmakers won’t have to waste time and resources on developing a law against cell phone use while driving.

After all, do we really need to wait for a law to be implemented before we act accordingly?

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