The just-ended Distracted Driving Awareness Month probably didn’t do much to convince people to avoid their phones while driving. It remains to be seen whether this week’s passage of Senate Bill 2729, which deals with “mobile electronic devices,” will convince people to ignore their phones behind the wheel. Civil Beat columnist Chad Blair even wrote Confessions of a Cell Phone User While Driving, a plea for the Legislature to help people like him to help themselves. Political cartoonist John Pritchett, who doesn’t speak by phone with people when they are driving, harvested some gallows’ humor from the issue.

About the author: John Pritchett is a longtime award-winning political cartoonist. He has been penning artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. Find more of his work on the web at

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