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Jim’s Law: Use a cell phone while driving, go to jail

I grew up in Nevada City and graduated from Nevada Union High School. One of my friends was Jim Rogers.

And according to CHP comments published herein, cell phone usage was a factor in his death.

I don’t see this tragedy as being so much about any single driver; but rather, it’s more about us. Who doesn’t use a cell while driving? Who doesn’t, if even for just a moment, take their eyes off the road to search for a name and place a call?



Somehow we need to ensure that something positive comes from all this – namely that we aggressively counter the circumstances that lead to it in the first place. That we attempt to prevent it from happening again. I think Jim would agree.

We need to bring the reality of this offense to the forefront of our collective consciousness by stepping up enforcement of existing laws.




Get caught using a non-hands free phone while driving and receive a mandatory court appearance and fine – and jail time for repeat offenders. In so many ways, this offense is as serious as DUI – the end result is certainly the same.

Mark Weir

San Diego


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