Total Ban on Cell Phones While Driving: Safety Precaution or Nanny-State-ism
The board determined texting, sexting, emailing, chatting -- whatever -- is too dangerous to do while driving a vehicle.
The recommendation includes exceptions for emergencies and devices that aid in driver safety, like GPS devices.
Several states already have banned texting while driving, and a complete ban on cell phone use, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman acknowledges, is not expected to be a popular move in a society that's become accustomed to chatting on the phone as they speed down the road.
"We're not here to win a popularity contest," she tells the Associated Press. "No email, no text, no update, no call is worth a human life."
We want to know what you think: is a total ban on cell phone use while driving a good idea, or just the federal government's latest attempt at nanny-state-ism?
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