Distracted driving is one of my main topics lately on this blog for a reason. Distracted driving is the cause of many automobile collisions, including fatal collisions. In a recent post last month, I was happy to learn that due to concerns about distracted driving the NTSB recommends a ban on personal devices. The NTSB has a focus on safety and that focus does not seem to be watered down by politics or inconvenience to cell phone users. Should all cell phone use be banned, even hands free cell phone use? This is an interesting debate and I would appreciate my readers adding their views.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommends a ban on all personal electronic devices while driving. Despite the new fines imposed in California for texting-while-driving from a cell phone while driving an automobile, I still hear about fatal accidents and serious personal injuries which result from this most obvious form of distracted driving.
A veteran CHP motorcycle officer returned to duty on Monday after suffering from critical injuries in a crash nearly a year ago .
Wisconsin State senators are set to begin debate Tuesday whether to ban texting while driving for people under age 18. Wisconsin would become the tenth state with such a law if it passes. The 18 states which currently ban texting while driving are Arizona, California, Colorado (eff. 12/09), Connecticut, District of Colombia, Illinois (eff. 1/10), Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire (eff. 1/10), New Jersey, New York (eff. 11/09), Oregon (eff. 1/10), Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Washington