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Banning cell phones while driving?   |   0 Comments

By evp on 12-14-2011 05:41 PM

While reading the news yesterday I ran across an article that took me by surprise. The headline read “NTSB recommends full ban on the use of cell phones while driving.” This seems like such a drastic change from the way that we live our lives now. Every day when I leave work I get in the car, pick up my phone and call whoever is available to talk. I talk on the phone my entire 30 minute commute and before I know it I’m home.  To hear that a probosed ban while dirving is recommend made me want to learn more.

The full article is available here and it was highlighted that 3,092 roadway fatalities last year involved distracted drivers. Robert Sumwalkt of NTSB even stated “This (distracted driving) is becoming the new DUI, It’s becoming an epidemic” When you attach fatality numbers and site specific stories of accidents caused by drivers on their phones then it brings things into perspective. Currently 35 states ban texting while driving, 30 states ban cell phone use by novice drivers and 10 states ban all use of hand-held cell phones.  Is this enough or should all phone use be banned? What do you think?


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