20342 Candy Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66214
September 16, 2010
10900 W. 104th. Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66214
Dear Mr. Rardin,
I am a student at Shawnee Mission West High School. Recently, I have heard a lot about texting and driving laws in Kansas. The cellular phone has made our communication so much easier. However, when it comes to road safety, cell phones are considered to be a very serious distraction. We are all aware that texting and driving is a serious problem these days. It heightens the chances of road accidents. So I am of the opinion the state representative should pass a law to prohibit texting while driving.
On the other hand, I know that there are some people out there that still think they can text while driving, but it is a serious distraction for them. Sometimes, there are emergency situations in which you need to use your phone while driving, but it doesn’t mean you need to text. Some will say that they will only text at the stop lights, but they still won’t have their full concentration on driving.
We need to come up with solutions to fix this problem, so that it prevents road accidents in the future. I, personally have some tips to help prevent texting and driving. First, we need to pass a law that prohibits texting while driving. Anyone who breaks the law would pay a fine. For the first time, the fine would be $50, but for every time after that, $10 would be added to the fine. For example: the second time, the fine would be $60, the third time would be $70. Another solution is that we encourage people to pull over and finish their conversation without driving.
Thank you for your time regarding this issue. I hope you will consider these suggestions. If you have any questions about my proposed solutions, I can be reached at HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" \t "_blank" takeme2urheartan_Angel@yahoo.com .