NTSB calls for blanket ban on cell phones in big rigs~

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  1. Sunshine
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    I think it is abominable that professional drivers don't mind putting other drivers at risk!

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    There are already bans on texting and using the cell phone while driving, why ban the, completely?
     
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    Maybe it isn't working.
     
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    Talking on the phone isn't illegal, but texting is in many states.

    Why ban them? Just push for all 50 states to have anti-texting laws.
     
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    Maybe they are overreacting.
     
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    Do you feel the same way about everybody that is driving?
     
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    Drivers have talked on CB's for decades. Whats the real difference between that and talking on a cell phone.

    I'm good with the anti-texting thing. I think that should be illegal in all 50 states. But talking? Nah.
     
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    Just like when normal car drivers talk on the phone... It ain't the talking, it's the dialing.

    Which is why I think hands-free requirements are bunk.
     
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    I think they are...there are all sorts of distractions in the cab of any vehicle. No doubt many an accident has been caused while eating, fiddling with a cigarette lighter, changing the station/channel on the radio/CB, etc.
     
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    I have one touch dialing on my phone.

    There's also voice dialing.
     

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