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December 14th, 2011
09:52 AM ET

NTSB calls for ban of electronics while driving – chairwoman of group explains why

According to the National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration, more than 3,000 people died last year because of distracted driving. These statistics have prompted safety experts to call for a nationwide ban on using cell phones to talk and text messages while driving.

Now, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken this measure a step further, calling for the first-ever nationwide ban on all electronic devices in the car in an effort to prevent distracted-driving crashes.

Today on American Morning, Debbie Hersman, chairwoman of the NTSB, talks with Christine Romans about what prompted the board to issue this recommendation and to discuss the resistance against this measure.

Filed under: Cell phones • Saftey
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