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To the editor: Look north to see results of texting laws

We recently returned from Quebec City, Quebec. We never saw one person driving a car while talking on the phone or texting. We also saw few accidents in more than 1,800 miles of driving.

There were signs along the highway that stated that no electronic devices could be in your hands while driving and that the penalty could be up to $500 and points on your driver’s license.

Maybe if we had stronger laws and more enforceable laws, we wouldn’t see every other car with someone talking or texting on their phones. This would mean there would be fewer accidents and deaths.

FLOSSIE TOWNSEND

Lambertville, Mich.

 

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Cooperate on algae problems

As everyone knows, Toledo had a problem with algae in 2014. The concentration of microcystin can varied in different parts of the lake. Oregon did not have a problem in their part of Lake Erie, but at some point in the future, it could be Oregon and not Toledo that has the problem.

Why don’t Toledo and Oregon work together to help supply each other with raw lake water in times of problems? Oregon may not have the capacity to supply all of what Toledo needs, but it is probably cheaper to work together and upgrade their capacity than to build a whole new intake for Toledo that (if we get other fixes in place) may never be needed. 

Regional cooperation can make a lot of things better for everyone.

KEN SMITH

Northwood

 

Constitution had it right

Even if a person is not familiar with the importance of separation of church and state, he only has to watch the evening news and see what is happening in the Mideast and Africa.

Conflicts are being fueled by religion. Religion is being weaponized by those whose interest is in self-aggrandizement and wealth.

Our country, along with many others, is great because of the separation of religion and state that is spelled out in the First Amendment of the Constitution.

AMY BECKLER

Green Valley Drive

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