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Monday, March 25, 2013
Motorists who use cellphones while driving are more likely to be involved in an accident than those who do not. More than 69 percent reported talking on their cellphones while driving in the last month, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Of the 69 percent, 65 percent also reported speeding.
The combination of talking on a cellphone and speeding make our local roads a death trap. Every time you get behind the wheel and engage in risky driving behavior, you're endangering your life and those of others on the road. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, cellphone use while driving impairs reaction times and quadruples crash risk. So, why is Virginia dragging its feet?
I encourage you to contact your elected state legislators, and begin to save lives on Virginia's roads.
Is land too scarce to bury our dead?
Re: "It's time to rethink cemeteries," March 19 Cornershot by Kevin Kittredge:
Should I feel guilty owning grave spaces or taking up needed land space away from the living? Kittredge's better way of remembering the dead doesn't work for me. He mentioned placing urns on fireplaces or a windowsill or scattering ashes to the winds. This would work for some. But my family are all in big caskets; no room here at my house.
Honestly, I wasn't aware of the need for land taken up by these graves. On a country drive I see so many wide open spaces, and lots of graves are on country land and family-owned land. And by the way, they are loved and well-cared for. Do our family graves take up space needed by the living? Should this land be used for parking lots and apartments instead of graves?
This article made me kind of angry.
MARY E. WEBB
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