The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) responded to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) call for a national ban on the use of cell phones while driving by commending the attention being given to the issue of distracted driving. The association also asserts the fact that cell phones are only one source of distraction for American drivers.

“Cell phone usage is only one of many bad habits that are distracting American drivers,” said Robert Passmore, senior director of personal lines for PCI. “Distracted driving is a serious problem, and in our increasingly mobile world, it is becoming the norm. As we have seen with other motor safety issues, such as seatbelt use and drunk driving, there is no single answer to addressing the problem of distracted driving. Finding the solution involves addressing distracted driving on multiple fronts, including laws, enforcement, public education and, primarily, personal responsibility.”

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