National Transportation Safety Board http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lawmaker will again attempt to ban texting while driving http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-will-again-attempt-ban-texting-while-driving <p>In December, the National Transportation Safety Board <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/12/13/143648659/ntsb-recommends-ban-on-cell-phone-use-while-driving">recommended</a> that states ban drivers from using their cell phones in any way while operating a car.</p><p>In its report, the NTSB cited an <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1684806/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Two.killed.in.school.bus.ac">Aug. 2010</a> accident that killed two people and injured at least 50 others. The crash took place on Interstate 44 near Gray Summit, Mo.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 10:50:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2746 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawmaker will again attempt to ban texting while driving Experts question need for stronger cellphone ban http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/experts-question-need-stronger-cellphone-ban When the head of the National Transportation Safety Board called for states to pass tough new laws banning drivers from using cellphones or hand-held devices, she said: "No call, no text, no update, is worth a human life."<p>While Tuesday's statement by NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman is undeniable, there are those who question the advisability of such a ban. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:40:43 +0000 Scott Neuman 2684 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Experts question need for stronger cellphone ban NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use following Gray Summit pileup http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ntsb-recommends-ban-driver-cell-phone-use-following-gray-summit-pileup <p>Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:54:33 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 2667 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use following Gray Summit pileup