Cell Phones

The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation is voluntary - it is up to the states to enact them into law. The CA state senator responsible for the ban on talking on hand-held cell phones and texting called it a 'political nonstarter'.
Dec 14, 2011   The New York Times - Business Day - Technology
DOT Secretary Ray LaHood's passion is eliminating the threat of distracted driving from cellphones and texting. Now he's taking it a step further and saying the in the future cellphone scramblers might be mandatory in cars.
Nov 22, 2010   Switched
In a sign of how serious the administration is taking traffic safety, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood called for a special meeting to deal with 'distracted driving', primarily the technological type - cell phones, both hand-held and hands-free, and texting.
Aug 5, 2009   The New York Times - Politics
Banning "DWT" - driving while texting, could soon become the next 'seat belt requirement' for states to avoid forfeiture of some of their federal highway funds if a Senate bill is to become law.
Jul 30, 2009   The New York Times - Technology
The former head of the NHTSA has admitted that he was encouraged to bury the results of a study showing the mounting risk of cellphone use by drivers. The study is being released today under a Freedom of Information Act request.
Jul 21, 2009   The New York Times
In a new twist of "managed lanes", this comic looks at ways to accommodate cell phone users so as not to affect those not using their cells.
Jan 23, 2009   Go Comics
Starting Monday, some SEPTA trains will launch a pilot program that discourages too-loud talking, a problem now prevalent during rush-hour.
Jan 8, 2009   Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>Responding to the growing backslash against cell phone chatter, the city of Graz, Austria has banned cell phone use on its public transit system.</p>
Apr 20, 2008   Associated Press
<p>More and more people are injuring themselves by walking into poles while looking down at their cell phones. This video from <em>ITN News</em> looks at an effort in England to make the streets safer for walking texters.</p>
Mar 14, 2008   ITN News via Engadget