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Safe use of portable electronic devices
Policies on safe use of portable electronic devices
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Part of the latest policy (June 2010) on use of wireless devices from the Wisconsin Department of Administration says the following regarding use of wireless handheld devices while operating motor vehicles or potentially hazardous equipment:
Policies at UW System campuses
- NTSB recommendation to ban driver use of portable electronic devices. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for a nationwide ban on driver use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle. The safety recommendation was issued December 13, 2011, and specifically calls for the 50 states and the District of Columbia to ban the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers.
- Distracted Driving: What Research Shows and What States Can Do. A report by the Governors Highway Safety Association that summarizes research done on different aspects of distracted driving, including cell phone use and texting.
- Distraction.gov: Research bibliography. This list of resources was compiled by the National Transportation Library, USDOT and is meant to be a brief introduction to the current state of research on the topic of distracted driving, as well as highlighting some resources from the last 10 years.
This publication was prepared for environmental, health and safety staff at University of Wisconsin System campuses, to assist in finding resources and information for regulatory compliance. It is not intended to render legal advice.
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