Should There Be a Law Against Using a Phone While Driving? — Survey of the Day
Currently, 10 states and the District of Columbia ban any cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. According to a new survey from AutoTrader.com, though, most people would be okay if this restriction spread to the rest of the country.
Fifty-seven percent support a legislative ban on talking on a mobile device while driving.
Opinion is close to unanimous when it comes to texting and driving -- 90 percent of the poll's respondents want that outlawed. It is currently illegal to text and drive in 39 states, as well as Washington, DC. It is illegal for novice drivers under the age of 18 for any use of a cell phone while driving in Colorado and illegal for any driver to text while driving.