Don't drive drunk or distracted (Letter)

I read in the Daily Miner Friday, Dec. 4, that the city of Kingman will implement a law on cellphone use while driving. I would like to know why our state lawmakers are so against passing this law. Arizona is one of two states that don't have such a law. Driving is a full-time job. There are enough distractions while driving. According to the article, the fines are going to be steep.

There is another thing that I want to address. That is drunken driving. In the past few weeks I have heard on the news about auto accidents. Most of them had fatalities. The one that really stuck in my mind was the one in Phoenix that killed five people. They found out that the one who caused it was under the influence. That person was also killed. It was mentioned that Arizona has the stiffest laws on drunken driving of all states in the country. It is obvious that the laws aren't stiff enough. There are a lot of repeat offenders. I think the fine should be $5,000 and a 90-day suspension of their driver's license. Hit them in the pocketbook good and hard. The second time they go to prison for a few years.

Furthermore, I am sick and tired of my insurance rates going up. I haven't had any claims.

Ronney L. Case

Golden Valley