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Posted: 11:56 AM Dec 13, 2011
NTSB Recommends Ban on Cell Phones While Driving
WASHINGTON (AP)
Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies.
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  • by Rod Location: Keswick on Dec 23, 2011 at 06:14 AM
    In the event of a an accident or other reason to interview a driver, enforcement can begin with a police check of celfone activity at the time of the incident. I think that is probably true now, except merely no teeth in the present law.
  • by mary Location: charlottesville on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:42 PM
    You can make all the laws you want about texting,talking on the cell,and wearing Ipod buttons in your ears,BUT UNLESS ,you have enough Police officers (which you don't) to enforce the laws the politicians are wasting their time. I just love seeing and reading and hearing about all the DO NOT,TEXT,ETC LAWS,AND watching the people who come up with these idieas making fools of themselves because they really do think the can be enforced. DREAM ON ..
  • by Realist on Dec 14, 2011 at 06:14 AM
    Texting? Absolutely should be banned. Hands free use of phone? No way you can enforce it...and if you can't enforce it, then you can't ban it. How will you know if someone is simply talking to their Onstar, navigation, singing, or simply talking to themselves in the car? Texting (especially teens) are the real problem and that's where you focus your efforts.
  • by Abby Location: Charlottesville on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:15 PM
    I am appalled by the number of people talking on the phone while driving in Charlottesville. Currently, the law/penalty is very minimal so people ignore safety priorities. Severe finacial penalties may encourage safe driving. How severe? The amount your loved ones are worth.
  • by Save A Life on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:27 PM
    BEST IDEA EVER!!! BY GOD!!!
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      by Umm on Dec 14, 2011 at 06:15 AM in reply to Save A Life
      Actually, it was by the NTSB :)
  • by All for It on Dec 13, 2011 at 01:14 PM
    Amen and it's about doggone time that the dangerous practice of talking on the phone while driving be made illegal. If ever there's a time when a person needs to be alert it's when you're barreling along the highway in a two ton vehicle. I know people who can't even walk and chew gum at the same time. Should they be distracted by phone conversations while driving - I think not! It's just good common sense to outlaw it.
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      by The Dude on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:50 PM in reply to All for It
      Thank you for saving me a post. Agreed. (To bad we don't have a "thumbs up/thumps down" or "like/dislike" button on this news blog.)
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        by G on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:37 AM in reply to The Dude
        Holy frijoles! "The Dude" and I agree on something.
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