U.S. National Safety Council calling for cell phone ban in cars

The U.S. National Safety Council is calling for the complete ban of cell phones in automobiles, including hands-free devices reports an article in The Tech Herald.

The NSC looked at statistics on car accident fatalities and injuries and find that 636,000 car accidents are caused by driver distraction including car cell phone usage, which is 6% of all vehicle accidents.

The NSC cited a Harvard Center for Risk Analysis study which said that the usage of cell phones in cars resulted in 12,000 serious injuries and 36,000 deaths.

According to the report, the NSC believes that even with the Washington State hands’ free laws which calls for a blue-tooth hands-free device to be used, that cell phones still cause distraction which results in motor vehicle accidents.

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