VOSI PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARD V50.6
CELLULAR PHONE USE IN MOVING MOTOR VEHICLES
1.1 To propose a federal law banning the use of
hand-held cellular phones while operating a moving motor vehicle
therefore eliminating the need to perform state-by-state
cellular phone bans.
1.2 To have a federal law for the US rather
than laws made by the individual states.
2. REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
2.1 VOSI RR10-V50.6, "Research Report for
Cellular Phone Use in Moving Vehicles".
2.2 Federal bill
S.927 banning hand-held cellular phones in moving
vehicles (sponsor: Jon Corzine et al)
National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995
2.4 "The United States National
Standards Strategy", American National Standards Institute
3.1 Hand-Held Cellular phone – a hand-held portable
telephone that may be used anywhere.
3.2 Hands-free cellular phone - a portable
telephone that may be used anywhere, without using ones hands
except to activate the phone.
3.3 Headset – a microphone that can be placed in
the ear which can both receive and transmit conversation.
3.4 Hands-free Kit – this kit contains a speaker
that is connected to a cigarette lighter and a clip-on
4. SIGNIFICANCE & USE
4.1 The use of a hands-free cellular phone will
significantly reduce cellular phone related automobile
4.2 Either the headset or hands-free kit may be
used to eliminate the problems of cellular phone use in motor
4.3 Ref. 2.1 provides the research which is
the basis for this standard.
4.4 Any state whose cellular phone law is less
restrictive than this standard, should reference standard
4.5 Conversely any state may make a cell phone
law which is more restrictive than this standard. We suggest
that they contact VOSI in order that we may update our
standard, if justified.
4.6 A federal law that references a VOSI
Public Safety, Public Health, or Environmental standard, per
Refs 2.3 & 2.4, will
eliminate the need for individual state laws which may
conflict with each other.
4.7 Ref. 2.2 should be amended to reference this standard per
ref 2.3 and 2.4.
4.8 Police accident reports should indicate whether a cell
phone was in use at the time of a motor vehicle accident.
5.1 Hand-held Cellular phone, Hands-free cellular phone,
Headset, Hands-free Kit
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