The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all 50 state ban the use of all electronic devices, including cell phones, by anyone operating a motor vehicle. The battle over cell phone use by drivers has been going on for years and some states have had "hands-free" bans in place for quite some time, but this would be the first to run through all 50 states. From the NTSB:
The safety recommendation specifically calls for the 50 states and the District of Columbia to ban the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers. The safety recommendation also urges use of the NHTSA model of high-visibility enforcement to support these bans and implementation of targeted communication campaigns to inform motorists of the new law and heightened enforcement.
Using a cell phone while driving can certainly be distracting and has been the cause of more than a few accidents, but will a ban like this really make a difference? Pick your stance in the poll above, then drop a comment below with your thoughts!
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