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Transportation Head Calls for Full Federal Ban on Cell Use In Cars

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Apr 27, 2012, 12:26 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called for a federal law that would make it illegal for all drivers to use cellular phones in moving vehicles. Calling the problem a national epidemic, LaHood cited 3,000 annual deaths attributable to distracted driving as a reason for adopting such a law. LaHood would build the law such that states would be compelled to enforce it in order to receive federal highway dollars. He wants to give police "the opportunity to write tickets when people are foolishly thinking they can drive safely or use a cell phone and text and drive." Using a cell phone when behind the wheel causes as much driver impairment as a blood alcohol level of 0.08%.

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3000 people is not an epidemic hobble Apr 27, 2012, 12:54 PM
just another way for govenmentS to netboy Apr 27, 2012, 12:58 PM
An obviously two-faced money grab. kazahani Apr 30, 2012, 11:34 AM
in the year 1980.. when there is no cellphones. netboy Apr 27, 2012, 8:54 PM
Oh yes please of great leaders!! Red_Minx Apr 27, 2012, 1:09 PM
Won't change ish. Haggard Apr 29, 2012, 11:24 AM
Its about time!!! KOL4420 Apr 27, 2012, 12:41 PM
Fire Him! Jarahawk Apr 28, 2012, 6:50 PM
$500 fine, and... Globhead Apr 28, 2012, 2:02 PM
While it is a valid distraction........ Mark_S Apr 28, 2012, 1:25 PM
Only if you can prove.... 60dollarcarcharger Apr 27, 2012, 6:26 PM
taxpaying public calls for ban on DOT idiocy..... tether Apr 27, 2012, 3:35 PM
I am sooooo... lostinohio Apr 27, 2012, 12:41 PM
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