I previously blogged about the perils of texting while driving, and it appears that there is now a movement for a total ban on cell phone use while driving that is receiving increased public support in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Apparently, the Chapel Hill town council is set to vote on this measure, which would be the first of its kind in the state, on March 12th. The bill would also make texting while driving illegal when a car is in motion.
This proposal comes on the heels of a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommending a full ban on the use of cell phones while driving in December 2011.
We have all seen drivers that are distracted by the use of their phone. This is not a popular position, but it is one that is necessary to protect and save the lives of our loved ones and children. I applaud the Chapel Hill town council for taking such a step on such a controversial issue