Mobile talk will take lives

Editor:

Mobile phones will eventually help to reduce the human overpopulation problem.

Editor:

Even if some cellphones don’t cause brain cancer and kill their users, mobile phones will eventually help to reduce the human overpopulation problem by distracting their users while driving, cycling or walking.

Every day, I see drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians – mobile phone in hand – run red lights, drive onto the sidewalk or walk across the street long after the light has changed. Most of them luckily didn’t get into an accident, but they will eventually.

Just yesterday, a bunch of us started to cross the street at a crosswalk after the light had turned green, when a cyclist – blathering obliviously on his phone – blasted through the crowd against the light. He came that close to being hit by a car, and even closer to ramming into one or some of us.

Fortunately, I saw him coming and warned the others in time. He still isn’t aware of how close he came to being injured, or killed, or injuring or killing someone else.

Yeah, I have a mobile phone, but I never use it while I’m mobile.

How about you?

Have you killed anyone yet?

Jerry Steinberg, Surrey