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VOSI - Public Safety Standard V50.6

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VOSI PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARD V50.6
FOR
CELLULAR PHONE USE IN MOVING MOTOR VEHICLES

1. SCOPE

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)

2.3 The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (NTTAA).

2.4 "The United States National Standards Strategy", American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

3. TERMINOLOGY

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 microphone.

4. SIGNIFICANCE & USE

4.1 The use of a hands-free cellular phone will significantly reduce cellular phone related automobile accidents.

4.2 Either the headset or hands-free kit may be used to eliminate the problems of cellular phone use in motor vehicles.

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 V50.6.

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. KEYWORDS

5.1 Hand-held Cellular phone, Hands-free cellular phone, Headset, Hands-free Kit

This Standard is under the jurisdiction of the Voices of Safety International (VOSI) "Public Safety" Committee. Copies area available from VOSI, 264 Park Ave., North Caldwell, NJ 07006, Ph (973) 228-2258, Fax (973) 228-0276, e-mail: dcmeserlian@voicesofsafety.com

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Created: 2001-07-31 Last Updated: 2002-04-15