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    Government: Don’t Text and Drive

    392427 03: Sitting in her car a driver chats on her cell phone July 25, 2001 in Miami, Florida. Miami-Dade commissioners took the first step Tuesday toward approving an ordinance that would make talking on a cellular telephone illegal while driving on county roads. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    The National Transportation Safety Board wants you to hang up and drive—and it’s recommending that states pass laws to make you do it. The board recommended a nationwide ban on the use of personal electronic devices while driving, coming to the conclusion after investigating a massive crash caused by a texting driver. The investigation found that a deadly pileup in Grey Summit, Mo., last year began with a pickup driver who sent 11 texts in the 11 minutes immediately before the first collision. The board doesn’t have the power to set regulations, but its recommendations carry weight with federal regulators and state lawmakers.

    Read it at Associated Press