Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"NTSB recommends states ban all nonemergency driver cell phone, electronic use device use"

From JSOnline:

Associated Press

"WASHINGTON (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."

I agree. I cannot count the number of times I have been cut off by someone on a cellphone. It's pure selfishness from a selfish generation: My yacking is more important than your life.


kkdither said...

Yep, good luck with enforcing something like that.

I read an article that said that when laws are put in place to penalize those who are driving and texting, they just do it below the window level so it can't be as readily seen. The problem with this is that their eyes are now below driving position and it is actually MORE dangerous, causing more accidents.

I don't know that you can legislate anti-jerk laws effectively.

Toad said...

I agree, except for NON hand held devices. A Bluetooth device In the ear, or a button on the dash to
ANSWER a call would be ok to me. I can't call out on my phone though. It's wayyyyyy too difficult to see, and I find myself all over the Interstate doing so. Personally I think this Is the cause of most of the recent head on collisions all over this state and others, by young people? We had another one yesterday. She was reaching for her cell phone on the floor.

drewzepmeister said...

Oh hell, I've seen cops driving with cellphones... So what's the point?

OrbsCorbs said...

That's true, drew. :-D

I recently read about a survey where almost everyone felt that others drive unsafely when they use a cellphone, but they themselves do not.

Tender Heart Bear said...

If they ban the cell phones for us then they it should be banned for the cops too!