By now, most of us have heard the warnings to stop using our cell phones while driving, but today the National Transportation Safety Board took a firm stance on the issue.
The board has issued a recommendation that all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, "ban the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers." Rhode Island already bans texting while driving, but the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation would take it a step further, banning phone use altogether.
The advice comes just a few days after the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration released findings from its recent survey that studied drivers' perceptions of the safety risks associated with distracted driving. Three-quarters of respondents, according to the report, admitted to answering phone calls at least some of the time while driving.