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    NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cell phones are the biggest Murderer of people behind the wheel...its long over due for a ban while driving...


    Federal accident investigators Tuesday called for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving. Study: Half of young people text, drive
    The recommendation is the most far-reaching yet by the National Transportation Safety Board, which in the past 10 years has increasingly sought to limit the use of portable electronic devices. It has recommended such bans for novice drivers, school bus drivers and commercial truckers.
    The new recommendation, if adopted by states, would outlaw non-emergency phone calls and texting by operators of every vehicle on the road.



    NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving - CNN.com

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    I don't see any reason to ban hands-free cell phone use. If you're going to do that, wouldn't the same logic lead you to ban drivers from talking to other passengers in the car?

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    I'm not for this in principle, but it seems anyone under the age of 30 is incapable of driving a car without texting the entire time.

    And I'm not sure most women know that the care will actually start without making a phone call first (LOL, I kid, I kid.)

    Talking on the phone while driving isn't difficult for most people. Texting and driving is VERY dangerous for anyone. I used to see that car in front drifting in and out of a lane, and think "they're drunk." Now, you see it all the time, and when you pull alongside, they're always in full texting mode.

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    It's not gonna make people give a damn about other people's lives. Symptom alleviated, big deal.

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I don't see any reason to ban hands-free cell phone use. If you're going to do that, wouldn't the same logic lead you to ban drivers from talking to other passengers in the car?
    They arent banning hands free I dont believe

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    I like to use my phone for its map app when driving sometimes. This ban would prevent me from doing this, but would not stop me from using an unwieldy paper map. This rule is likely overboard.
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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    They arent banning hands free I dont believe
    Okay, well in that case it makes perfect sense. Anyone who's texting while driving is per se grossly negligent.

    I was listening to a right wing talk radio station in the car (should that be banned, too?) and of course the host was going on about how the feds were forcing this alleged ban on everyone. Then you'd get to the news break and they would play the clip of the NTSB director saying that this was just advisory and that the NTSB doesn't have the power to enforce the recommendation.

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Things that are completely useless for $100 Alex.

    Cellphone bans for cars, don't do anything.
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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Things that are completely useless for $100 Alex.

    Cellphone bans for cars, don't do anything.
    That's what I though about seatbelt laws ... until I got pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That's what I though about seatbelt laws ... until I got pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.
    Yea but it's a bit different.
    I think I summed it up best in the thread about cell phone bans not really working, statistically.

    Inattentive people, will continue to be inattentive, regardless of the law.
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