NTSB Recommends Complete Ban on Electronic Devices While Driving

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We saw this day coming when we announced some figures showing that last year a total of 3,092 people died in the US as a direct result of texting or talking on the phone while behind the wheel of a car. One in every 11 people killed came from cases where the driver was using a hand-free device, so clearly the government was going to step in and ban electronic devices completely.
In what could be characterized as an extreme measure, the the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended a ban on text messaging or using a mobile phone while driving. Yes, we mean a total blackout, even if you have a hand-free device. The only exceptions will be built-in systems like OnStar and Ford’s SYNC.

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

Story via Automotive News.
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