Re "Texting and driving is a deadly combo" (Editorials, Jan. 1): In an article on the day after Christmas, The Bee reported that 228 people a year are killed by back-up car accidents. On New Years Day, a Bee editorial mentioned that 3,100 people were killed as a result of distracted driving, mostly by cell phone use.
By inference, the Bee endorsed mandatory installation of backup cameras, while only calling for stiffer penalties for cell phone abuse.
Wouldn't it make more sense, considering the levels of fatalities are an order of magnitude greater, to push for some sort of engineering solution for automobiles to prevent cell phone use?
-- James Reagan, Rocklin