The NTSB Proposes A Cell Phone Ban While Driving

"Everybodys guilty of it. It spans the generations," says Captain of the Marietta Police Department, Jeff Waite.

Guilty of being distracted is one thing... but no one wants to be guilty of causing a deadly crash.

"They really need to stop and rethink it because people die. Like I said if there's a child heading for the road and you're texting and don't know it and end up hitting that child," explains Captain Waite. "it's not a five minute phone call you've got to deal with... it's the rest of your life dealing with that guilt that you're going to have to deal with."

The National Transportation Safety Board wants a ban on all electronic devices while driving.
That includes hands-free.

"I think it's a great idea, I think it's something that's been coming for a long time We have a lot of them (students) tell us that their parents text and drive so they're learning bad examples from her parents," says the manager of the Pioneer Driving School, Daloris Holiday.

Overlooking an example of how a few seconds equal hundreds of feet.

"We always tell our students you know, in three seconds at 65 miles per hour you've gone the length of a football field," explains Holiday

Those three seconds could be as simple as checking the caller i.d or reading a text message... distracted drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a crash and require 70 more feet for reaction time.

Staying alert could be saving both your life and someone elses.


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