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Letter: Increase text penalties for all

I read that part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's legislative agenda is to take away the licenses of young drivers for a year if they are convicted of texting while driving ["Texting could cost young their licenses," News, Jan. 5]. That would double the suspension, from six months, for drivers under age 21.

Where is the scientific proof that individuals on the first day they turn 22 are safer "texting drivers" than individuals on the last day of age 21?

To me, there is no difference whether you are 21, 51 or 81. Texting while driving is dangerous, and the penalties should be the same across the board.

James J. McCormick, East Northport

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