A motorcyclist died Saturday near far northwest suburban Lake Zurich after being hit by a female motorist who allegedly drove through a red light while painting her fingernails, authorities said.Anita Zaffke, 56, of the 1500 block of Eddy Lane in Lake Zurich, died after suffering apparent chest and abdominal injuries from being thrown 200 feet from her bike about 5:30 p.m. at U.S. 12 at Old McHenry Rd., said Lake County's coroner, Dr. Richard Keller.The woman, whom police did not identify Sunday night, was cited with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, Morrison said. She also was hospitalized after the crash for non-life-threatening injuries.
Can we all agree that a ban on texting while driving is not going to solve everything? The current laws, whether municipal like Chicago's negligent driving or state-wide like reckless driving, are more than adequate to address accidents and tragedies like the one above. Otherwise I fear you will see your taxpaying dollars spent on the following:
Legislation prohibiting talking on the cellphone (even with a headset) while driving
Legisltion prohibiting reading (this includes maps and GPS units) while driving
Legislation prohibiting drinking coffee (you could spill it and the hot beverage could readily cause you to lose control of the vehicle) while driving
The list goes on and on. What else do you see the legislators coming up with in response to this?