U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is taking steps to curb distracted driving, especially the dangerous task of texting behind the wheel, and is urging state and local governments to pass similar laws and step up enforcement of existing mandates. USDOT will make permanent restrictions on the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in rail operations; ban text messaging altogether and restrict the use of cell phones by truck and interstate bus operators. It also ...

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