Should Car Phones Be Banned?

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 31•07 Feb 26, 1997

A number of public-safety groups are lobbying Congress to pass legislation banning car phones, calling them dangerous and distracting to the driver. What do you think?

  • “I couldn't concentrate on the road if I was yakking on the horn. It's distracting enough having my secretary blow me on those cross-town commutes.”

    Greg Masters –
    Veterinarian

  • “Car phones? Oh, trés passé! Everybody who's anybody communicates via car fax.”

    Tad Herman –
    Roofer

  • “I have no need for cars or phones, for I am a mollusk.”

    Bob Dwyer –
    Building Contractor

  • “Having a phone in the car has made it so much easier to swerve.”

    Helen Holt –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Talking on the phone while driving is an accident waiting to happen, so I just sit in the garage all day, waiting for calls.”

    Lynette Eggert –
    Chiropractor

  • “Car phone or no car phone, one thing is certain—I'm not gonna pay a lot for this muffler!”

    Rick Nielsen –
    Carpenter