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Motorists should adhere to all traffic laws


A recent law prohibits texting or emailing while driving.

Some time ago, there was a restriction against using handheld cellphones while driving. A few years back, I remember New York State passed a law that if your windshield wipers are needed then your headlights should be on; daytime running lights do not qualify as headlights in this situation. Back in the 1970s, you were allowed to turn right on red after a complete stop.

What enforcement do you see of these laws? Every time I am on the road, I see violations of these traffic laws.

Am I the only one? These laws are good and are made for our safety, but very few seem to be abiding by them. We hear that there is a shortage of law enforcement officers protecting us. My question is if these laws were enforced, would the revenue from the fines provide more police protection and save more lives?

Linda Gibson


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