Transportation board recommends cell phone use be banned while driving in all states

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After it was found that a multi-vehicle, fatal accident in Missouri was caused by a texting driver, the National Transportation Safety Board has encouraged that the use of all non-emergency portable electronics while driving should be banned in all 50 states.

The NTSB has encouraged the entire U.S. to change this policy in order to combat distracted driving that occurs when a person uses their cell phone while driving.

Many states have already banned texting while driving, but the new recommendation would be to ban the use of all devices while driving, excluding a GPS. A study done by the National Highway Traffic Administration showed that 3,092 people were killed last year as a result of distracted driving.

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