Groups to Back Ban on Cell Phone Use in Vehicles
Today the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said it will support legislation that bans the use of cell phones — whether for sending text messages or making phones calls — by those operating moving vehicles. The AAM concedes that any distraction while driving is unsafe. Further, the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety plans to hold a press conference on September 24, proposing that professional drivers, such as truck, large van and transit bus operators, be banned from performing certain actions with their cell phones when behind the wheel. Many states across the U.S. have already enacted hands-free laws and texting bans.
Bluetooth or speakerphone doesn't count for anything?
The list of distractions is crazy long. That press conference is going to ta...
It just seems as though some people think cell phones are the ?ONLY? potential distraction that exists!!!
I do not believe it is that simple.
There have been numerous studies which seem to indicate...
What about data features...
You could say that navigators make safer drivers, and using my phone for that and music isn't any more dangerous than using standalone devices like GPS units, ipods, car stereos, satellite radios, etc.
But yet everytime you see a cop they will be on their phone
They say it affects your ability to drive, but last time I checked, cops aren't cyborgs from outer space!! They are human and can cause accidents too! And I'm sure it has happened numerous times!! Are they exempt from the driving while intoxicated law too?!
What's next... will it be illegal to adjust the heater/AC in your car? Will you get a ticket for reaching over and turning the volume up on the stereo? If you are coordinated enough to perform these tasks, then you can operate a phon...