Today’s post comes to us from our colleague Jon Gelman of New Jersey.
Earlier this month, the National Highway Safety Board, an independent federal government agency charged with determining the cause of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families, issued an advisory notice to states regarding cellphone use:
To the 50 states and the District of Columbia:
- Ban the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers;
- use the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration model of high visibility enforcement to support these bans; and
- implement targeted communication campaigns to inform motorists of the new law and enforcement, and to warn them of the dangers associated with the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices while driving.
You can read the complete meeting meeting minutes here. Remember to stay safe this holiday season, and avoid cellphone use while driving!
NTSB: Driver cell phones should be banned (boston.com)
No cellphones, no texting by drivers, US urges (cbsnews.com)
For over 3 decades the Law Offices of Jon L. Gelman in New Jersey have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses. Jon is a prolific author, public speaker and educator on the topic of workers’ compensation law.