Last updated April 12, 2019
Officials in Antioch in the United States are considering joining the growing number of areas to outlaw the use of new and old cell phones while engaged in the operating of a motor vehicle. “This would be another example of how Antioch leads in public safety,” claims Mary Dominiak, a Trustee. “It is the right thing to do.”
The proposal was made at a Wednesday meeting of the Village Board committee by another Trustee, Ted Poulos, who claims that his own brother was injured in a car crash that was directly caused by a female driver too busy talking on her cell phone when she was driving. “Everywhere you go people are driving with a phone up to their ear,” Poulos says. “It’s a huge distraction. There is a big difference between using a hands free device and driving with a phone up to your ear. I used to be one of those people, so I know what a distraction it can be.”
Village officials agree that while a statewide ban would be the best thing all around, the more municipalities that come up with their own bans, the greater the probability that a state ban would then almost inevitably be put in place. “We need to do our part now to reduce accidents,” Poulos insists.
“There is no doubt