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LETTER: Don't text and drive

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Recently I was traveling through the red light at the end of Lincoln Parkway by McDonalds. I was going north and my light was green. I looked over to my right and there was a young girl coming straight through the red light. She was holding her phone up and texting.

I had to hurry and get out of her way and I blew my horn. She realized what she did and thank goodness, the other driver who was going south had stopped and the young girl had slammed on her brakes and swerved.

I have a cell phone myself. Talking and driving is distracting enough. I could not imagine myself trying to text and drive. I don't understand how someone could be so selfish to do that and not even consider the other drivers on the road.

Kentucky law states NO texting at any age while driving and if you are under 18 years old, NO cell phones while driving. I am just asking for people to please think and do not text while driving.

Beverly Veirs

Hodgenville