Are you kidding me? If there ever was a case to illustrate the danger of texting and driving, this. Is it.
A texting driver with five kids in the vehicle plowed through a wall at Luke Air Force Base last Saturday night, Glendale police said. One child sustained non-serious injuries in the single-vehicle collision, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. The child was checked out at a nearby hospital and released.
The crash was in the area where Glendale Road dead ends at Litchfield Road, which runs parallel to a brick wall bordering the base. Police said the distracted driver missed a red light before driving through the wall.
No other injuries were reported. (Thank God). The Arizona Legislature has decided repeatedly that we don't need a law against texting and driving. They believe that the "reckless driving" statute is enough.
I disagree vehemently. I wonder if this driver was cited for reckless driving? Regardless, Arizona NEEDS a law that spells it out: TEXTING WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE IS A VIOLATION OF ARIZONA LAW. PERIOD!!!
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