Cell Phone Ban: NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban While Driving, to Include Hands-Free Use Phones

By on Dec 14, 2011 in Cellphone, Smartphone, Technology, Travel, United States Comments

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The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board or NTSB has recommended a cell phone ban while driving for each state, which would be adopted and regulated by the states. This announcement was disclosed by several U.S. news sites, December 13, 2011.

The announcement came as a result of an investigation of the August 2010 crash in Missouri where 2 persons perished and 38 people injured. It showed that the driver sent several text messages minutes before the crash.

Reportedly another past accident in California involved a train engineer, who was texting, causing the demise of 25 people.

As 35 U.S. states enforced the law of “no texting, while driving,” NTSB recommended that the cell phone ban, include other portable devices like hands-free use phones, reports added.

According to Deborah Hersman, NTSB Chairman , as cited by news sources:

“Too many people are texting, talking and driving at the same time. It’s time to put a stop to distraction. No call, no text, no update is worth a human life.”

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