The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all states ban cellphone use behind the wheel. Although the board has no legislative power they are the first federal agency to call for an outright prohibition on telephone conversations while driving. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Juliana Valencia spoke with Gainesville Police Department Traffic Safety Team Officer Sergeant Joe Raulerson and University of Florida students on their opinion of texting and driving.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/textingwhiledrivingwrapforweb.mp3]
The Gainesville Department of Mobility is expected to offer a traffic safety presentation at the City Commission meeting Thursday.