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Commentary: Why I Changed My Mind About Cell Phone Bans

I hate rules, but there’s one I like, namely the ban on cell-phone use while driving. It’s a long way from universal state to state, but New York has just gotten very tough indeed on truck-driver use of cellular tools, and that’s fine by me.

Origo Updates Distracted-Driving Device

After successful beta testing, Origo has launched a distracted-driving-prevention device it first showed off a year ago. OrigoSafe is a new ignition interlock system that requires drivers to secure their phone in a docking station before their vehicle can start.

Getting 'Em Back On The Road - Fast

Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone.Then, seemingly overnight, the cell phone arrived, an invention that could turn a daylong nightmare into a few hours of inconvenience.