North Carolinians support cell phone crackdown

February 22, 2010 4:43:00 PM PST
Most of us are guilty of talking on our cell phones behind the wheel, which means most of us are hypocrites based on the results of an ABC11 - News and Observer poll.

Drive just about anywhere and it's easy to spot people holding phones to their ears while driving. And, many of us have stories, usually involving other motorists, about bad driving as a result.

It's also not uncommon to hear stories in the news about people talking on the phone and driving - often with tragic results.

Recently, troopers said a mother in Efland was on the phone when her car was struck by a train, killing her and her son.

Now, an ABC11 poll shows overwhelming support for changing the rules about driving and talking on a cell phone.

Forty seven percent of those asked are in favor of banning all cell phone use behind the wheel. Forty percent support a ban on hand-held cell phones, and only 10 percent in favor of keeping things as is.

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