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Ban on U.S. Cell-Phone Use, Texting While Driving Sought by NTSB

December 13, 2011

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recommended a ban on driver use of portable electronic devices like mobile phones and smartphones, citing crashes caused by distracted drivers.

“Too many people are texting, talking and driving at the same time,” NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said at a hearing in Washington today. “It’s time to put a stop to distraction. No call, no text, no update is worth a human life.”

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