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NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use

• AP
States should ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies, the National Transportation Board said Tuesday.

The recommendation, unanimously agreed to by the five-member board, applies to both hands-free and hand-held phones and significantly exceeds any existing state laws restricting texting and cellphone use behind the wheel. 

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Comment by Vaughn Treude
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This is nanny-state nonsense based on exaggerated, fraudulent statistics and anecdotes of the same ilk as the idea that women or the elderly are bad drivers. Using a hands-free device is no more dangerous than talking to the person in the passenger's seat- and I personally once had a near-accident due to an argument I had with my (ex) wife. Governments cannot eliminate all distractions, that's a utopian pipe dream.

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