CEI Weekly: Safety Board Proposes Cell Phone Ban for Drivers

Friday, December 16, 2011




Feature: Drivers can be distracted by many things. Why is the government focused on cell phone use?

FEATURED STORY: Safety Board Proposes Cell Phone Ban for Drivers


The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for a nationwide ban on all "nonemergency" use of cell phones by automobile drivers. CEI experts released a joint statement explaining why the ban would be ineffective at best. Read the statement here.





Climategate Proves Scientists Are - Gasp! - Human

Matt Patterson's op-ed in The Washington Examiner


Exactly What Is Crony Capitalism, Anyway?

Bill Frezza's op-ed on RealClearMarkets


Don't Drill for Roads

Marc Scribner's op-ed in National Review


Nipping Jobs in the Bud

Brian McGraw's op-ed in The American Spectator


Occupy Wall Street Movement Ignites the Nation

Bill Frezza's column in Forbes


How Federal Aid Drives Up College Tuitions

Hans Bader's op-ed in Minding the Campus


A Cautionary Tale on Government Spying

Iain Murray and David Bier's op-ed in The Washington Examiner


Oil & Gas: The Gifts That Keep on Giving

Robert L. Bradley's op-ed in Forbes


Boeing Double-Teamed by Union, NLRB

Vincent Vernuccio's citation in The Orange County Register


SOPA Foes Marshall Opposition Before House Panel Vote

Ryan Radia's citation in CNET


Cell Phone Ban Critic: NTSB Has 'No Business Telling Me How to Drive My Car'

Ryan Radia's citation in YahooNews







December 15, 2011 --  Drilling for Roads


Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner looks at House Republicans’ “drilling for roads” proposal and finds it wanting. Under this proposal, the federal government would allow more fossil fuel extraction from federally owned lands, as well as offshore. Some of the revenues would go into the federal Highway Trust Fund. This would politicize transportation even more than it already is, and would lead to adverse consequences.