In issuing a warning against cell phone use while driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA) has taken its first official step into the thorny field of legislating against the phenomenon of so-called “driver distraction.” Rosalyn Millman, NHTSA's acting administrator, says use of cell phones, navigation systems and “telematics” services — such as onboard Internet and e-mail access — poses a growing threat to driver safety. Regulators estimate distracted drivers are ...

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