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NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban For Drivers 938

ducomputergeek writes "According to this AP report, the National Transportation Safety Board says 'States should ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies.' '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.' So what about all the cars today that come with built-in computers, navigation, internet capabilities, and cell phones?"
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NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban For Drivers

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  • by BronsCon ( 927697 ) <> on Tuesday December 13, 2011 @03:54PM (#38359608) Journal

    If someone's in your front seat, they can see that traffic conditions have changed and know to STFU for a moment, without you having to tell them. Unless they're my ex, then they don't know what STFU means, nor how or when to do so.

  • Re:Good! (Score:1, Funny)

    by trum4n ( 982031 ) on Tuesday December 13, 2011 @04:31PM (#38360408)
    Proof that the problem is NOT the phones, it's the IDIOTS. Maybe we should stop idiots from driving, that sure would prevent accidents. I say this with 7 years, 100k miles of driving experience. I have never caused an accident, not even close. I have been rear ended while stopped twice. I was run off a road by a police officer who was driving an SUV 80mph in a 35 with snow tires on a clear summer day. I usually speed, txt and answer calls, while playing with my radio. I also make handbrake turns and powerslide on public roads. No idea why so many people have such problems driving. It's pretty easy.
  • Re:Good! (Score:4, Funny)

    by gorzek ( 647352 ) <> on Tuesday December 13, 2011 @05:41PM (#38361842) Homepage Journal

    This will never fly in the US, where there is always massive cultural resistance to people being kept from doing absolutely any hare-brained, dumbassed thing they can conceive. What good is having freedom if you can't do massively stupid shit?!

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