YESTERDAY, WE ARGUED THAT a proposal to ban hand-held cell phone conversations while driving might be a good idea. But on our Web site, baltimoresun.com, driver, of Baltimore, thought this was the wrong thing to focus on. The MVA fails in its mission to put only safe drivers on the roads, the state fails to safely design, construct and maintain roadways, police are unable to enforce laws currently on the books (speed much anyone?), so law abiding drivers [who use phones] must be punished, he wrote.
Correction: Also yesterday, we mistakenly attributed a statement about children in poverty to Jay Johnstone. In fact, he was quoting our editorial. His subsequent comment was: How about eliminating MOM's [Martin O'Malley's] regressive tax increases!