National Safety Council calls for nationwide ban on cellphone use while driving your vehicle
A number of states have already passed some form of ban on cellphone use while driving. The National Safety Council thinks that too many drivers are talking and texting while driving. The National Safety Council also says that laws that allow for handsfree cellphone use don’t make calling any safer.
The Council’s also seems to be taking specific aim at businesses, saying that calling while driving can increase costs and open up employers to liability. The cellphone industry, and the CTIA specifically, disagree with the Council’s assessment. The cellphone industry and the CTIA instead believe that safe and limited use of a cell phone when you’re behind the wheel is possible. They also believe that if someone is “driving irresponsibly because of cell phone use, they should be cited for that. And under current laws, they can be.”