The National Transportation Safety Board is joining the bandwagon – recommending that states ban texting and cell phone use by drivers. The NTSB’s recommendation is limited to truckers and other commercial drivers.
The recommendation was made after a hearing in Washington that revealed a truck driver was making a call on his cell phone when he caused a deadly crash in Kentucky last year. Eleven people were killed when 45-year old Kenney Laymon of Jasper, Alabama crossed the median and crashed into a van. The van was carrying a family and friends to a wedding in Iowa. Laymon and ten people in the van were killed.
The NTSB recommendation will go to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and all 50 states for consideration.