On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that states prohibit all drivers from using portable electronic devices such as cellphones while behind the wheel.
An estimated 3,092 traffic fatalities in 2010 were blamed on distracted drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than one in six drivers send text messages while driving, and nearly half of drivers less than 25 years old are doing it, according to a NHTSA survey released last week, according to an article in USA Today.
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