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Letter: In Favor of Zero Tolerance Distracted Driving Law

I’m glad that a new “law” has renamed a bridge in honor of police officer Michael J. Califano, but a law that would honor him even more (by saving lives) and better “ensure that his legacy or service and heroism will always be remembered” would be one that guaranteed that anyone found guilty of being asleep at the wheel (as his “killer” probably will be), or driving drunk, or texting-while-driving, will lose their driver’s license for life.

And if such a law-breaking, convicted person did defy the law and drive again, they would then lose their freedom for life. Too draconian? I think not; because such “zero tolerance” would save the lives of many innocent, law-abiding people.

Richard Siegelman