Cell Phone Ban?

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Obviously, this isn’t a scientific poll, but interesting.

What I find strange about the ban is the almost non-existant media coverage until this point.

Last Friday I mentioned an email I received about the supporters and the proposed ordinance, on the following Monday, I asked Argus city reporter Joe Sneve to comment about it on ‘100 Eyes’, he did so graciously, but Patrick Lalley seemed to want to quiet him up about it, Joe continued to talk.

Finally a story comes out this week  in the Argus and a couple of the TV stations took time out from chasing rain drops and cooking pies and also did a story.

Why the big secret?

Are there certain people in this town that can just go to the city council, and wave a magic wand to get them to support their interests while keeping it from the public? It seems to happen too often.

I don’t care what side you are on this issue, but it should be voted on by the people.



3 comments ↓

#1 OldSlewFoot on 05.26.15 at 11:07 am

Banning cell phone use would be a nightmare to enforce just as the texting law is. What the law should be, as it is in many large cities and 14 states, is banning hand held cell phone use. Easy to enforce. Citizens should have input, but this is a safety issue and should just be put into law. Too many people are using phones while driving to do nothing but pass the time and distract themselves.

Hands free cell phone devices are extremely safe and much less of a distraction. If ALL cell phone use is banned, how will anyone know if I am using my phone hands free anyway? If we ban phones altogether, we should ban eating and drinking while driving also.

A distracted driver ran a flashing red and totaled my wife’s car. So my wife gets to replace her low mileage car in great condition and paid for with a car payment because somebody has to talk to their friends on the way to work.

I have to use my phone for business. If I had to pull over every time I answered a customer’s call, I would not get where I need to be on time.

#2 l3wis on 05.26.15 at 2:41 pm

Slew, the proposed ordinance WOULD NOT ban hands free. You could still use Bluetooth or SIRI.

#3 The Daily Spin on 05.26.15 at 3:19 pm

Technology will decide this. All phones will be hands free soon. It’ll not be cool holding one. It’s like holding the old brick phone or smoking without hiding outside.

I’d rather see a focus on restoring democracy to city ordinances and/or restoring checks & balances between the council & the mayor. Heck, just add an ordinance providing for mayoral recall. It was there before but Huether removed it.