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Text, talk, drive ... and swim

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Text, talk, drive ... and swim

Gus Philpott
Woodstock Advocate
August 1, 2009


How to know you're having a bad day?

The tow truck you are driving ends up in a swimming pool because you were talking on one cell phone and texting on a different cell phone, instead of driving the truck!

The Associated Press reports that a 25-year-old driver in Lockport, N.Y. was doing just that, when his tow truck hit a car, then hit a house and ended up halfway into the swimming pool.

A photo on AOLNews showed the rollback tow truck with its cargo still in place and dry. Click here to see the photo: http://news.aol.com/article/driver-accused-of-texting-talking/597478

So, how about a ban on handheld cell phones in Woodstock? When you are driving, notice the number of drivers on handheld cell phones and who are giving more attention to chatting than to driving their cars.

I guess it will take someone's getting killed here before the City Council will join other towns and cities that have recognized the danger and have banned the use of handheld cell phones by drivers of moving vehicles.



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