USA set for mobile in-car switch-off?

"I think the technology is there" says US Transportation Sec.

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY in the USA to prevent the ever-increasing problem of drivers using their mobile phones while on the move, which include a new, hi-tech scrambling system that could disable mobiles while in a moving vehicle.

"I think it will be done," US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. "I think the technology is there and I think you're going to see the technology become adaptable in automobiles to disable these cell phones."

Recent reports have revealed almost 5,500 people were killed and 500,000 more were injured in distracted driving-related crashes.

"These lives, and too many others like them, were cut short — not because of malice, but because of carelessness," LaHood added.

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