Yes, they want a total ban on all cell phone and electronic use in your vehicle. No hands free, no Onstar, no speakerphone, you name it. It brings a whole new meaning to “don’t touch that dial!”… While we are at it we really need to get rid of all of the drive thru restaurants – I see too many people wolfing down fries and burgers while trying to drive!
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he believes motorists are distracted by any use of mobile phones while driving, including hands-free calls, as his department begins research that may lead him to push for a ban. LaHood, whose campaign against texting and making calls while driving has led to restrictions in 30 states, says his concerns extend to vehicle information and entertainment systems such as Ford Motor Co.â€™s Sync and General Motors Co.â€™s OnStar.