According to NHTSA, more than 3,000 people lost their lives last year in distraction-related accidents. It is time for all of us to stand up for safety by turning off electronic devices when driving. No call, no text, no update, is worth a human life.
-- National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, announcing an NTSB safety recommendation calling for a nationwide ban on PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices) while driving, 13 December 2011