NTSB wants all cellphones banned in cars

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board announced its recommendation to ban all cellphone use while driving, including hands-free devices. The only exception to this ban would be for GPS systems and other driving aid equipment.

The NTSB cites the series of fatal car accidents this year caused by distracted drivers talking or texting on their phones as the source for this proposed nationwide ban. Earlier this year, a Missouri teen caused a multi car pile up that killed two people after sending or receiving 11 text messages in 11 minutes.

Although the NTSB does not have the power to enforce this proposed ban, state and congressional lawmakers as well as federal regulators take the board’s recommendations seriously.

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse by a driver distracted by his or her phone, contact the Minnesota auto accident attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates by calling (612) 334-3444.