The way we drive our cars is a reflection on how we live our lives [“Cops to target texters,” News, April 9].

We all tend to be extremely selfish. Texting while driving is out of control. Speeding is rampant; so is running stop signs. The answer is not more policing, more signals or signs — although those definitely help.

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Policing ourselves would be a nice start. As licensed drivers, we give our word to obey traffic laws. Does this not mean anything anymore? How many accidents need to occur? How many deaths and life-changing injuries?

Someone said that smart people learn from their own mistakes, and wise people learn from others’ mistakes. Driving “mistakes” leave behind a devastating trail of victims.

Bob Sommers, East Islip