Tuesday, December 13, 2011
NTSB calls for ban on use of cellphones (and other devices) while driving
Earlier today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle. The recommendation extends to all PEDs, whether hand-held or hands-free. According to a report by Public Citizen, the NTSB does not have authority to impose this policy by regulation, but its views are often held in high regard by federal and state policy makers. You can read the NTSB press release here and a summary of its report here.