Recently, the Utah Department of Transportation put up on its variable message signs, “Don’t drop the ball, drop your phone.” A clever way to remind drivers to minimize the distractions of using your phone while driving.

Isn’t it ironic that when you call UDOT’s traffic operations center, you have to press a number to talk to someone?

Wouldn’t it follow their pursuit for safe driving habits if we could voice/verbalize which option we want instead of pressing numbers on the phone?

Mark Farnsworth

West Valley City