Let's get in Pileggi's ear

Maybe someone can explain this one to me.

The Pa. House this week approved a bill that would ban the use of hand-held devices while driving by a 189-6 vote. It now goes to the Senate.

You’re be hard-pressed to find anyone who does not believe this legislation is necessary, a simple piece of common sense that is long overdue.

Remember when a lot of people actually eschewed the use of seat belts?
Now most of us buckle up when we get in the car as a matter of routine.

Unfortunately, that sentiment may or may note be shared by the denizens of the Pennsylvania Senate.

Erik Arneson, top aide to GOP Senate Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, says he’s not sure the legislation has enough support to pass.

Pileggi earlier voted for a measure that would have limited texting while driving. He’s apparently still up in the air on the wider ban.

Delaware County’s three other senators, Democrats Anthony Williams and Daylin Leach, as well as Republican Ted Erickson, are all solidly behind the bill.

Maybe it’s time to show Pileggi how much we need this legislation.

Call him. E-mail him.

Urge him to push for support of this law.

You can reach him through his Web site at senatorpileggi.com.contact.htm.


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