Truckers News Staff | November 01, 2011

— Richard M.

Ban them for one, ban them for all, including law enforcement. If it’s OK for them, it’s OK for all. Especially professional drivers.

— Phillip P.

I find it degrading that the NTSB finds time to worry about banning cell phone use when there are important issues that need to be addressed such as the CSA 2010, bad roads, road construction, recorders in trucks as you see this ban would just be another way to come down on the American trucker just trying to do their job.

— Renee R.

They need to ban four-wheelers from using cell phones before they ban us. Four-wheelers are the worst drivers while on the phone or texting

— Elizebethe E.

Hows about if the NTSB bans all cell phone use while driving for everybody. Honestly, I’d say that easily 50 percent of the vehicles that pass me have drivers either texting or talking on the phone. It is out of hand. Some days I feel like somebody painted a bull’s-eye on my unit with “hit me” painted in the center ring.

— Kev H.

Hands-free should be permitted. We’re away from family too long as it is, let alone contact with centers, etc. NTSB needs to stop playing big brother … we need less government in our lives, not more.

— Joseph M.

If they are going to ban us from using cell phones, they need to do the same for the rest of the motoring public. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

— Scott D.

It’s discrimination and unconstitutional. I see people in cars every day talking on their phones without the hands-free device or texting. Hell, I’ve even seen people drinking a beer while driving their car.

— Ryan H.

Honestly, if you can’t maintain your lane and speed and talk on a phone you shouldn’t be behind the wheel anyway. How the heck do you check your gauges or mirrors? Or do you? All it takes is a little common sense: construction, no phone; rush hour, no phone; heavy traffic, bad weather, no phone. Ninety percent of the time I let it go to voicemail then return the calls as I see fit. Hell, most of them I didn’t want to talk to anyway. As far as texting I don’t text period. And it takes a real idiot to try and drive and text.

— John B.

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