Federal legislation proposed by Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) would ban texting while driving (TWD), and consumers are all for the ban. In fact, Nationwide Insurance’s “On Your Side” survey found that 80% of Americans favor a ban on texting while driving, while two thirds favor a ban on cell phone calls, and more than half say they would support a ban on cell phone use altogether.

The survey, conducted Aug. 5-9, 2009 by Harris Interactive, reports that eight in 10 drivers support some type of cell phone usage restriction.

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