Distracted driving is a problem.

The NTSB has decided that texting, e-mailing, or even chatting on a cell phone is too dangerous to be allowed.

Therefore, they are recommending that states pass laws that prohibit all use of electronic devices except those that aid the driver (like a GPS).

NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman said, “No email, no text, no update, no call is worth a human life.”

In one article, Jonathan Adkins, a spokesman for the Governors Highway Safety Association, said the recommendation was a “game changer” but said that, “States aren’t ready to support a total ban yet, but this may start the discussion.”

What do you think? Is a total ban (including all cell phone use) the right answer?

What about other activities that cause distractions?

Sometimes I wonder about the number of things that are now illegal.

Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment here.

For more about this recommendation, see:

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2011/111213.html