Accident Investigation Expert Witness & Cellphone Use

On his website, accident investigation expert witness Christopher Gayner, Expert Reconstruction Company, shares this information:

A federal agency called for a ban on all cellphone use by drivers – the most far-reaching such recommendation to date – saying its decision was based on a decade of investigations into distraction-related accidents, as well as growing concerns that powerful mobile devices are giving drivers even more reasons to look away from the road.

As part of its recommendation, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging states to ban drivers from using hands-free devices, including wireless headsets. No state now outlaws such activity, but the board said that drivers faced serious risks from talking on wireless headsets, just as they do by taking a hand off the wheel to hold a phone to their ear.