Hang up and ride Around Town, posted by The Peripatetic Observer, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Feb 15, 2007 at 2:49 pm
Just saw it again: a young kid, maybe 10 or 11, riding his bike on a busy arterial street, helmet on head, and yacking on his hand-held cell phone. Parents around here seem to be religious about making sure their children don't take off on their bikes without a helmet on. But I wonder how many of them realize that their kids are engaged in such a potentially hazardous distraction while at the mercy of speeding drivers -- some equally distracted while yacking on their own cell phones.
Posted by Curious Observer, a resident of another community, on May 6, 2007 at 3:52 pm
How can you get children to stop when adults do it too? I've seen more and more people riding bikes while talking on cell phones. How do these people brake? When will the cell phone madness end? What could possibly be so important that you need your cell phone to your ear 24/7? I think people are addicted to cell phones just like people are addicted to nicotine.
Posted by Update, a resident of another community, on May 6, 2007 at 5:00 pm
State Sen. Joe Simitian has proposed legislation (SB 33) that would make it illegal for drivers under 18 to use cell phones or other wireless devices while driving, even if they use a device's "hands-free'' option. The bill passed the state Senate in April.
Do you think there should be a law prohibiting cell phone use while riding a bike? Should there be a special law for those under 18?