Billboards send strong message to drivers

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

The National Safety Council is trying to get drivers to stop talking or texting on their cell phones while behind the wheel. The group hopes a strong campaign featuring billboards along major state highways will get the message across.

The billboards say "Death by Cell Phone" and feature pictures of a woman and child who both died in car accidents linked to cell phone use while driving.

"Cell phones relate to about six percent of all accidents that happen in America," says Rick Fuller of the Kentucky chapter of the National Safety Council.

Fuller adds that hands-free devices are no better than hand-held in terms of preventing accidents because the driver is still distracted by the conversation he or she is having.

Fuller says the National Safety Council's goal is to see a national ban cell phone use while driving.


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