Letters: Teacher backs cell ban in school zones

Full story: El Paso Times 8
I support city Rep. Rachel Quintana's ordinance to ban the use of cell phones, calls and texting in school zones. Read more
concerned retired teacher

El Paso, TX

#1 May 26, 2009
Heck, why not just ban "all" vehicular traffic during certain hours in all school zones? Again, this venture is just a little less than a band-aid fix. The real problem can't be legislated as it is just a simple lack of responsibility and using good common sense. I know I will be showing my age with this, but do any of you remember the old school message of "stop, look, and listen" when crossing a street or railroad? Mr Huguley is oh so correct in his statement. The jay-walking public is very lucky and it is amazing that we don't have many more pedestrian accidents/deaths in El Paso. This applies to adults all over the city as well as school students. Think how many times you see people walk against the light or just cross the street without a hesitation.
Gimme a break II

United States

#2 May 26, 2009
Brendan, Brendan, Brendan! Take it easy! How long have you let your apparent enemies ruled in your heart and mind? And free of charge! Chill out, pal. You're goint to get sicker!
EPCynic

Sunland Park, NM

#3 May 26, 2009
Brendan, would you like some cheese with that whine.
Duh

United States

#4 May 26, 2009
concerned retired teacher wrote:
Heck, why not just ban "all" vehicular traffic during certain hours in all school zones? Again, this venture is just a little less than a band-aid fix. The real problem can't be legislated as it is just a simple lack of responsibility and using good common sense. I know I will be showing my age with this, but do any of you remember the old school message of "stop, look, and listen" when crossing a street or railroad? Mr Huguley is oh so correct in his statement. The jay-walking public is very lucky and it is amazing that we don't have many more pedestrian accidents/deaths in El Paso. This applies to adults all over the city as well as school students. Think how many times you see people walk against the light or just cross the street without a hesitation.
That's all well and good. Now if we could only get the teachers to oppose illegal immigrants in our schools as well.
democraticrepubl ican

El Paso, TX

#5 May 26, 2009
Uh oh...I found myself agreeing with the letter before I saw that Brendan Boyd wrote it. I haven't read any of the comments yet, but I'm sure that Mr. Boyd's letter will crack some nutty crackpots and infuriate their bombastic egos.

The Republicans I liked are few and far between. I've always admired Bob Dole. But I can't think of any right now that I admire. The GOP is infected by Hannityitis and Limbauhosis. Republicans sound more and more like the things which they accuse Democrats of being. Fascism comes to mind.
Rey

AOL

#6 May 27, 2009
WTF, what's does any poltical party especially the Republicans have to do with this discussion?

Look at the speeders in the school zones, most are teachers, parents dropping off children or the teenagers themselves. As usual, the attitude, that someone else is at fault.

Since: Jan 09

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#7 May 27, 2009
If the EPPD could keep people from parking in cross walks, I'd give this a 48% chance of working, as it is, enforcement of this has a snowballs chance in hell.
zach

Hayesville, NC

#8 Jun 23, 2009
how about instead of the pedestrians not use cell phones...the drivers watch where they are going that could work a whole lot better!!!

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