The National Transportation Safety Board said today that texting, emailing or using a cell phone while driving has been proven to be too dangerous to be allowed anywhere, and recommends that all states impose a total ban, except for emergencies. The recommendation would also apply to hands-free devices, the federal safety board said.

The NTSB noted a recent deadly crash in which a teenager sent or received 11 text messages in 11 minutes before being involved in an accident.

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