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NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on the Use of Cell Phones while Driving

By Alpert Schreyer on December 20, 2011

The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) announced on December 13, 2011 that it recommends a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving, according to a report by CNN. The recommendation, if accepted by state governments, would ban the use of both hands-free and hand-held devices while driving, but would not affect any devices installed in vehicles by the manufacturers.

The only exception under the rule would be in the case of emergency phone calls. The recommendation comes after 10 years of campaigning by the NTSB to limit the use of portable devices while operating a vehicle. In a recent study, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that an average of 13.5 million drivers use hand-held phones at any given time during the day and distracted driving played a role in 3,092 roadway fatalities last year.

The NTSB believes that distracted driving auto accidents caused by cell phone use have become an epidemic and are on the level of drunk driving when it comes to the dangers it causes. The organization also stated that the rise in use of smart phones has led to an even greater occurrence of cell phone car accidents.

Distracted drivers can be extremely dangerous and often endanger the safety and well-being of everyone around them. Distracted driving crashes can frequently lead to serious and/or fatal injuries due to a driver failing to execute preventative and injury-reducing measures before a crash.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, contact the Bowie car accident attorneys at Alpert Schreyer for legal representation in your personal injury case. For more information on how we can help you, call (844) 632-7274 today.

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