Treat texting while driving as a major danger

2013-01-23T00:00:00Z Treat texting while driving as a major danger
January 23, 2013 12:00 am

Recently on the news, we have been hearing of a controversy on texting while driving. Statistics show that texting while driving is almost as dangerous as drunk driving. The distraction of your phone takes your eyes off the road.

Several stories told of pedestrians being hit as a result of people texting while driving. The big argument is how long people should be placed in jail if they killed someone by hitting them. Some people say these distracted drivers should be in jail for the rest of their life because they consider it a murder. But others claim that if it was their family member, they would know it was a mistake and would only like them to be in jail for a shorter sentence.

In my opinion, people don't really know what it feels like until it happens to them. That is why people should treat texting while driving as a huge danger threat and not do it. That would prevent several deaths.

- Megan Helfers, Dyer

Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"


Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357



Who do you support for Porter County commissioner?

View Results