To the Editor,
If you take booze to a venue where it is not allowed like a concert in the park or on public transit on New Year’s eve, and the police catch you, they destroy it by pouring it down the sewer. So why not immediately destroy, or permanently confiscate, cellphones that are being used illegally?
Distracted driving due to cellphone use is much more likely to cause serious injury or death than a glass of wine at a concert, and some vintages cost more than a cellphone, so why the reluctance to get tough on texting drivers?
The possibility of having their phone destroyed on the spot would be a much more effective deterrent than any fine or demerit points.