Wednesday, December 14, 2011

No Calls in Cars - Even Hands-Free: NTSB Wants U.S.-Wide Cellphone Ban

[ via Mashable ] 14 Dec

If the National Transportation Safety Board has its way, cellphone use of all kinds behind the wheel — from texting down to talking hands-free with a headset — will be illegal in all 50 of these United States, says Mashable.

That was the ruling the NTSB issued Tuesday, in what chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman called “a difficult recommendation, but the right recommendation.” Her five-member board agreed to a new set of guidelines that go far beyond laws that any states have on the books yet.

Systems completely built into cars, such as OnStar, wouldn’t be affected by the proposed ban, the NTSB said. Neither would GPS devices.

Read more about this important news - and also read comments at the end of the full story how people are reacting to the proposed ban.

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