The National Transportation Safety Board announced last week that it was proposing a nationwide ban on cellphones and other portable electronics use while driving. Only cellphone use in emergency situations and driving aid devices like GPS systems would be the exception.
In a survey the board conducted of 6,000 Americans, nearly a fifth of drivers and half of all drivers 21 to 24 years-old said they have texted or emailed while driving. The survey also found that most drivers do not think it is dangerous when they use their cellphones, but think it is when other people do.
The NTSB will not be able to enforce this ban, but lawmakers and federal regulators take the board’s recommendations seriously.
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