Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. applauds NTSB call for ban on cell phone use while driving
The following can be attributed in whole or in part to Bill Windsor, associate vice president of safety at Nationwide Insurance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2011
Nancy Smeltzer 614-249-4491
Media Relations Hotline 614-249-6349
Columbus, OH — Nationwide applauds the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for calling for a ban on use of cell phones while driving. We see it as another important step in curbing the dangers of distracted driving.
Increasingly busy lives and new technologies compound the problem of distracted driving, which underscores the need to focus on driving while behind the wheel.
Nationwide supports a combination of solutions including creating public awareness, legislation, highway improvements and encouraging the development of technology that will mitigate the problem. Nationwide supports the enactment and enforcement of state laws banning texting and the use of hand held cellular phones while driving.
Nationwide believes more research needs to be done regarding the use of hands free devices while driving.
Nationwide is committed to combating distracted driving.
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