Talking on mobile phones while driving is thankfully an offence that invites hefty fines. The move is rightly intended to avoid accidents. But of late, one notices pedestrians clinging to cell phones, deeply engrossed in conversations even while crossing busy roads. They are unmindful of speeding vehicles. They put not only themselves at risk but also the vehicle drivers. Speaking on mobile phones while walking on roads too should be prohibited by law.

N. Radha Krishnan,