From my cold dead hands

December 14th, 2011

A nationwide ban on using cellphones behind the wheel–including a ban on wireless headsets!?!? No thank you NTSB.

Ms. Hersman said she understood that this recommendation would be unwelcome in some circles, given the number of drivers who talk and text. But she compared distracted driving to drunken driving and even smoking, which required wholesale cultural shifts to change behavior.

Are there federal laws banning drunken driving or smoking while driving? Or are those the provence of state laws?

How about we ban talking to any possible passengers sitting in a car while driving?