December 14, 2011
NTB recommends national ban on cellphone usage during driving
Needless to say, our smartphones are nothing less than lifeblood for us. No one can undermine the sea of benefits they bring in, but it would be a blatant lie if we didn’t accept it’s a big distraction as well. The National Transportation Safety Board is therefore working on a legislation which will enforce a strict nationwide ban on usage of cell phones while driving your car. Statistics suggest that over 3,000 people have died in car crashes which stemmed from cellphone-use distraction. The nationwide ban will prohibit everything from texting, calling, or even operating a phone hands-free. This could lead to little bit inconvenience but I guess that is the price we should be willing to pay if we safer driving practices.