It is against the law in the state of Connecticut to use a hand-held cell phone and/or text while driving.
This week the NTSB has recommended that all 50 states and the District of Columbia ban the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while driving. This would apply to hands-free as well as hand-held devices, but devices installed in the vehicle by the manufacturer would be allowed, the NTSB said.
Some statistics quoted by the NTSB include that you are 163 times more likely to have an accident if you call, text or access the internet while driving and that over 3000 people died last year due to distracted driving.
The new recommendation, if adopted by states, would outlaw all non-emergency phone calls and texting by operators of every vehicle on the road.
Patch wants to know if you agree with the recommendation of the NTSB. Vote in today's poll.