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Obama Bans Federal Employees from Texting and Driving

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Oct 1, 2009, 2:55 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today President Obama signed an executive order that prohibits employees of the federal government from sending text messages while driving a government vehicle, when using a government-issued device in their own vehicle, or when driving on official government business. The government also plans to ban truck drivers from using cell phones while driving, which includes texting and placing voice calls. Cell phone use will be permitted only during emergencies. The ban goes into effect immediately for government workers, but the ban for truck drivers needs to be enacted into law first. The idea is to make roads in the U.S. safer by forcing government and truck drivers to pay attention to the task of driving, rather than using their cell phones.

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this freaking president... SS EarlGoodman Oct 2, 2009, 10:32 AM
Idiots of America photosbyreah Oct 2, 2009, 11:46 AM
Free Country...??? cellgeek82 Oct 1, 2009, 11:26 PM
Ben Franklin Says zzyo90 Oct 2, 2009, 9:34 AM
To those who say it's not fair? Mektah Oct 2, 2009, 7:50 AM
repeal this law brandtz Oct 4, 2009, 3:41 PM
Crazy President!!! My freedoms!!! Random 300 year old quotes!! Truck drivers need to text!!! Nooo!!! nero Oct 2, 2009, 3:01 PM
Obama takes office, this is just the beginning... Drunk Oct 3, 2009, 12:52 PM
voice of reason: inattentive driving laws WiWavelength Oct 2, 2009, 4:53 PM
Easy Conclusion ygbhen Oct 1, 2009, 9:43 PM
And how, again, is talking on the cell phone worse than talking to the person sitting next to you? PaulRivers Oct 2, 2009, 11:43 AM
Article Summary is Wrong PaulRivers Oct 2, 2009, 12:51 PM
Congratulations Teamsters KMFS1 Oct 2, 2009, 11:59 AM
Idiots of America photosbyreah Oct 2, 2009, 11:45 AM
WOW  CLOSED ruler_goddess Oct 1, 2009, 4:13 PM
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Mixed Feelings. Slammer Oct 2, 2009, 9:53 AM
Leave your damn phone alone and drive your car. PDXMatt Oct 1, 2009, 7:02 PM
This whole time.... it was THAT easy to do? sangyup81 Oct 1, 2009, 10:33 PM
No Second Term Azeron Oct 1, 2009, 6:55 PM
 
 
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