The National Transportation Safety Board recommended today a federal ban on all cell phone use, including hands-free devices, while driving — a step further than any state has yet opted to take.
Citing distracted driving many drivers enjoy while idly chatting on the phone behind the wheel, the agency said cell phone use ought to be limited to emergency situations, according to the New York Times.
The recommendation is just that, a recommendation. It will be up to each state to decide if and to what extent to follow the recommendation.
Deborah A. P. Hersman, NTSB chairman, said, “No call, no text, no update is worth a human life.”