Since 2011, Delaware has had a ban on texting and driving. So why is it that, on any given day, at any given hour and on any given roadway, persons are driving with their heads down and their eyes not centered on the roadway?
What might presumably be so essential that it’s a must to take a look at it whereas driving?
Just lately an affiliate at AAA gave a presentation to about 300 highschool college students on the risks of distracted driving. When requested if they’d been in a automobile with a distracted driver, virtually 90 p.c stated sure, they’d. When requested who the driving force was, about 50 p.c stated it was their dad and mom.
Let me say that once more, 50 p.c of the teenagers stated their dad and mom have been driving distracted with them within the automobile. What sort of instance is that this setting for younger drivers?
It solidifies the “Do as I say and never as I do” argument.
Let me state for the document in case you can not commit your full consideration to driving due to another exercise, it’s a distraction. Handle it earlier than or after your journey, not whilst you’re behind the wheel.
To the dad and mom who’re texting and driving along with your children within the automobile, let me ask you this: Do you wish to be liable for the crash that injures your little one or your little one’s teammates? No? Then please put down the telephone.
It’s truthful to say that driving is an exercise that requires your complete consideration. Be sure to give it the respect it deserves. Each time you get behind the wheel, simply drive.
— Ken Grant, Wilmington
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Vote for a state senator who cares
I used to be thrilled after I realized my buddy and former Scott Paper colleague, Louisa Phillips, would run for the 16th Senatorial District seat.
Louie was a music main previous to turning into a nurse. The coaching she received in music, of constructing certain everybody contributed to the entire and that each “voice” be heard, runs deep in life.
Louie is a collaborator who will assist make sure that our state authorities will do what’s finest for all Delawareans, particularly these in her district. We’ve labored intently in our management roles with the Delaware Fund for Ladies — I’ve watched her consideration to element and follow-through in lots of areas.
If you find yourself together with her, chances are you’ll discover a pencil tucked over her ear behind her curls — it’s a image of her all the time being able to take notes after which take motion.
I hope the folks of the 16th District exit to vote for this just lately retired nurse and well being care government, who has been a long-term advocate for inexpensive, accessible well being care and actually cares about all within the state of Delaware.
—Kay Keenan, Wilmington
Rep. candidate has the suitable stuff
Guillermina Gonzalez is operating to be Delaware’s subsequent state consultant in District 22. She is solely the very best and most skilled candidate for this job. She has been an government in business and she or he has labored within the nonprofit sector as effectively.
Dr. Gonzalez teaches at Wilmington College and is a College of Delaware graduate. She shall be a robust advocate for bettering our colleges, being fiscally accountable and reforming our legal justice system.
I had the pleasure of assembly GG and she or he actually listens to folks. She’s going to work arduous for all of us. On Nov. 6, vote GG for DE!
— Karen Barker, Newark
Candidate’s indicators damage bushes
As a voter, I’ve been glad to be represented in Congress by Lisa Blunt Rochester. As an arborist, I’m appalled that Scott Walker‘s political indicators, a minimum of in quite a lot of circumstances, are nailed to bushes.
I’ve seen a minimum of two such indicators, and that is simply right here in Newark.
Nailing right into a tree can introduce an infection and trigger hurt for its complete life. Not like people, bushes don’t “heal” — moderately, they’ll solely place new wooden round infections and accidents.
We don’t want a candidate who can’t be bothered to take care of bushes. His professed denial of local weather change isn’t good for bushes or folks.