Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
December 22, 2011
When the US Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood thinks the NTSB’s recommendation of banning mobile electronics is a bad idea, you know it’s a bad idea. Speaking with the Detroit News, LaHood states he doesn’t supports the NTSB’s recommendation.
"The problem is not hands-free. That is not the big problem in America."
LaHood has been banging the drum on distracted driving in the U.S. for awhile, with him prodding states to crack down on distracted driving, especially texting or making calls behind the wheel. However, banning cell phone use in a car outright is going over the line.
However, LaHood did extend an olive branch to the NTSB stating,
Anybody that wants to join the chorus against distracted driving, welcome aboard. IIf other people want to work on hands-free, so be it."
Source: The Detroit News