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Say it ain’t so! Federal government urges California to enact total ban on cellphone use in cars

Apr 5, 2019

 A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016 in New York City

A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016 in New York City; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Since 2017, California prohibits drivers from holding a smartphone in their cars, even at traffic stops. But the National Transportation Safety Board wants more from the Golden State.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and at an kickoff event Wednesday, the agency has called on California to lead the country in enacting a total phone ban in cars.

“Hands-free is not risk-free,” said Nicholas Worrell, Director of NTSB’s Office of Safety Advocacy at the event.

“If California will lead, the NTSB stands ready to support them,” Worrell said.

Should the state put in a total cellphone ban in cars? Call us at 866.893.5722 to weigh in.

Guest:

Nicholas Worrell, Director, Office of Safety Advocacy at the National Transportation Safety Board

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