In a surprising move, the National Transportation Board is calling upon states to prohibit the use of all cellphones in cars, including hands-free devices.
The landmark ban would go beyond the current law in Connecticut, which allows the use of hands-free devices and Bluetooth technology for drivers.
Connecticut passed its cell-phone ban in 2005 after seven years of often-bitter debates at the state Capitol. The measure was bottled up in the Senate for years as some lawmakers said that driving with a cellphone in your hand was just as dangerous as trying to drive while eating a slice of pizza. The pizza, though, was not illegal.
Although the NTSB's move is not binding,...