Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board proposed a nationwide ban on all cellphone and other portable electronics use while driving. According to a survey it conducted of 6000 Americans, a fifth admitted to have texted or emailed while behind the wheel.
The rise in fatal accidents caused by distracted drivers has raised concerns for many. The board cites a deadly accident that occurred last year in Missouri when a teenage driver received almost a dozen text messages in as many minutes just before causing a multi-car pileup. He died along with a 15 year-old.
NTSB does not have the power to enforce this ban, but its recommendations are significant to congressional and state lawmakers as well as federal regulators.
If you or someone you love has been harmed or worse by a distracted driver, contact the Stevens Point reckless driving lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.