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Don’t Let Washington Ban Cellphones in Your Car

May 15 (Bloomberg) -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood slapped down Reuters for reporting a few weeks ago that he wants “a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country.”

His press secretary, Justin Nisly, called the report inaccurate, saying LaHood merely wants “Congress to incentivize states to pass anti-texting and driving legislation, similar to the approach taken to prevent drunk driving and promote seat belt use.”