The insurance industry showed strong support for The National Transportation Safety Board after it announced yesterday that it recommends all 50 states and the District of Columbia pass legislation banning the non-emergency use of portable electronic devices by motorists while driving.

American Insurance Association (AIA) President and CEO, Leigh Ann Pusey, issued a statement, saying the association supports the recommendation. “When you consider that driving is the most dangerous daily activity for the typical American, few issues are more important than our actions behind the wheel,” she said. "While we have made great strides in highway safety, more must be done. This crisis is the newest challenge to the safety of everyone sharing our roads and highways. The insurance industry has a long-standing commitment to auto and driver safety and AIA looks forward to supporting this initiative."

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