Following the lead of Japan and several other countries, at least eight U.S. municipalities now restrict use of a hand-held cell phone while driving. Opponents of these measures say the problem has been overblown, and is already addressed by reckless driving statutes. A panel talks about "driving while distracted."


  • Josh Cohen Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
  • Matt Sundeen National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Tom Wheeler Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Frances Bents Dynamic Science

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