Federal Workers Banned from Texting While Driving

Susan Hall

President Obama has signed an executive order banning federal employees from texting while driving, reports The New York Times. The order covers employees whose phones are provided by their employers and those who use their personal phones for government business.


The National Transportation Safety Board took the lead by setting its own ban early in September.


Transportation Secretary Ray H. LaHood on Thursday announced plans to ban texting while driving for bus drivers and truckers who travel across state lines and might ban cell phone use totally for them, except in case of emergency.

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