NTSB Idea: Ban Cell Phone Use & Driving

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 129734833 - wowt.com/a?a=129734833
Gray Television, Inc.