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US panel urges a ban on cellphones for all drivers

Safety board defies trend, citing hazards

Investigators said a driver was texting when his pickup truck, two school buses, and cars collided in Missouri last year. Investigators said a driver was texting when his pickup truck, two school buses, and cars collided in Missouri last year. (Jeff Roberson/associated press)
By Joan Lowy
Associated Press / December 14, 2011
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WASHINGTON - Texting, e-mailing, or using a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed anywhere, federal safety investigators declared yesterday, recommending that all states impose a total ban except for emergencies.

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