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December 23, 2013

Paul D. Jensen: Not everyone on the road texts while they’re driving

I am in complete agreement that texting while driving is definitely a “no-no,” as set forth in the letter “No more texting, driving” (Perspective, Dec. 20). But I think it is also quite rude to express generalities – as in the writer’s “almost guarantee” that “every driver ... has sent at least one text while driving” – without foundation.

I am in complete agreement that texting while driving is definitely a “no-no,” as set forth in the letter “No more texting, driving” (Perspective, Dec. 20). But I think it is also quite rude to express generalities – as in the writer’s “almost guarantee” that “every driver ... has sent at least one text while driving” – without foundation.

Not to rain on the writer’s parade, but I am a driver who has never texted while driving. Not only that, I do not have the necessary texting equipment and, should someone give me such equipment, I would have no idea how to use it or even a desire to learn. I never did, and still do not, enjoy driving. Consequently, I ride with another driver whenever possible. As yet, I have never seen anyone in any vehicle texting, though I have heard that it is quite common.

So writers, please refrain from expressing generalities without foundation.

P.S. I have not been on any form of public transportation in several years; so, I have no knowledge of what happens there.

PAUL D. JENSEN

Winton

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