Last week the National Transportation Safety Board announced its proposal for a nationwide cellphone and portable electronics ban for all drivers. Most states have laws against new drivers using cellphones, but this suggested ban would be the most widespread restriction to date.
In a survey of 6000 Americans, half of all drivers 21 to 24 years-old admitted to having sent text messages or emails while driving and a fifth of all drivers have admitted to cellphone use behind the wheel. The proposed ban would include talking and emailing, as well as texting.
The NTSB does not have the power to enforce this ban, but lawmakers and federal regulators significantly consider the board’s recommendations.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a distracted driver, contact the Cincinnati car accident attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733.