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Re: "No more stowing electronic devices" (May 27). In this "me first" era, police have difficulty getting people to put down their tech devices while driving. Regularly, we read about accidents and confrontations that occur because of distracted drivers.
With the federal government's announcement it will loosen the regulations regarding the use of tech devices during air flights, tech users will also be able to abuse their use of devices while on airplanes, while flight attendants' time will be consumed diffusing volatile situations.
People can't control their use of these devices now on the ground -- why would the government think they will on board a plane? The federal government is only promoting distracted flying.