USAA Backs Legislation to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving

Jan 05, 2010, 15:38 ET from USAA

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- USAA, one of the country's leading auto insurance providers, announced recently that it would advocate for federal legislation that would incent states to adopt laws prohibiting the use of handheld communications devices while driving, a practice some have suggested is even more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol.

"As a financial services organization that provides auto insurance, we see the tragic consequences of car crashes every day," said Stuart Parker, president of USAA Property and Casualty Insurance Group. "It's clear that using handheld devices makes driving more dangerous for the user and other drivers, so USAA is fighting for laws to control this dangerous practice."

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