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National Transportation Safety Board
Truckers can use hands-free devices safely
Truckers can use hands-free devices safely

We're writing in response to your recent editorial criticizing the Maryland Motor Truck Association's position on highway safety and the use of mobile technology ("The NTSB's call for safety," Oct. 24). MMTA and the American Trucking Associations both come to our policy positions based on the best science and data available, and in this case we agree that the use of hand-held phones is a terrible idea with potentially catastrophic results. However, we don't go as far as The Sun or the National Transportation Safety Board in calling for an outright ban on hands-free devices. Why? In part because there's no strong data or science to support such a ban. In...