Survey: Ban Drivers' Cell Phone Use
Almost 2 in 3 Say States Should Outlaw Drivers' Cell Phone Use
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Putting the Brakes on Drivers' Distractions
Elsewhere on its web site, the NHTSA notes that "the data are insufficient to quantify crashes caused by cell phone use specifically, but NHTSA estimates that driver distraction from all sources contributes to 25% of all police-reported traffic crashes."
"The primary responsibility of the driver is to operate a motor vehicle safely," states the NHTSA.
"The task of driving requires full attention and focus. Cell phone use can distract drivers from this task, risking harm to themselves and others. Therefore, the safest course of action is to refrain from using a cell phone while driving," notes the NHTSA.