A public forum will be held Tuesday to discuss new proposals.
Drivers who like to talk on the road will soon have to purchase a hands-free set if certain members of the public have their way. MyFoxBoston reports that the State Legislature’s Transportation Committee will host a public forum Tuesday evening to discuss toughening the laws surrounding cell phone use in a moving vehicle. While texting is currently illegal while driving in Massachusetts, motorists are allowed to have voice conversations and are not required to use a hands-free device. That privilege could change depending on what the Transportation Committee decides to propose after Tuesday’s meeting. Those arguing for tougher phone laws are also considering another proposal, according to MyFoxBoston, that would ban the operation of a cell…
A U.S. safety board said Tuesday that even wireless headsets and hands-free devices aren't enough to prevent serious risks.
In the summer of 2010, the Commonwealth approved a bill to outlaw drivers of all ages from sending text messages while driving and ban anyone under the age of 18 would from using cell phones at all behind the wheel. Now it looks as though all drivers of all ages nationwide could soon be in the same boat. The National Transportation Safety Board is now urging states to ban drivers from using cell phones, as well as hands-free devices that include wireless headsets, according to a New York Times report Tuesday. citing that such devices don't prevent serious accidents from taking place. But how do local residents feel about this? Should drivers, regardless of age, be banned from using a cell phone when behind the wheel?