Carmakers favor US ban on texting while driving


* US gov't to hold 'distracted drivers' conference * Use of hand-held device while driving seen risky * Some states have already banned texting while driving WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Big automakers expressed support on Wednesday for banning American drivers from text messaging with a hand-held device, a safety issue that the U.S. government will examine at a "distracted drivers" conference next week. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents all domestic and ...

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