Take a look at the below article from the Washington Post. All of us have been behind someone who holds up the green light as they are busy texting. Cell phones, blackberries, PDA’s are incredible efficiency machines there is no doubt. With the advent of new technologies comes these types of questions.
Is going hands free for calls enough? Bluetooth technology makes it easy. Now, how is texting handled with one hand on the wheel?
Nationwide Cell Phone Ban for Drivers Urged
By Steven Reinberg
Monday, January 12, 2009; 12:00 AM
SUNDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) — A leading consumer safety organization is calling for a nationwide ban on drivers using all cell phones and other messaging devices.
While there are a few state and local laws banning drivers from using hand-held cell phones, the National Safety Council (NSC) believes it’s time to make it unanimous.
The NSC plans to lobby in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., for laws that ban both hand-held and hands-free cell phone use as well as texting while driving. The council also plans to work with the U.S. government to develop incentive programs and sanctions that will force states to enact such laws.