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NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Driving Ban; States May Disagree

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on December 27, 2011

cell phone accidentThe National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) recent recommendation to ban all cell phone use while driving is already facing skepticism in many states, according to a recent article in The Washington Post.

One of the states shying away from a complete ban is Missouri, where a 2010 crash caused by a cell-phone-chatting 19-year-old in a pickup truck involved a tractor-trailer and two school buses, and caused multiple deaths and injuries. Since the crash, Missouri has had bills introduced in its state legislature to ban cell phone use behind the wheel. The bills were filibustered. Read the rest »

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