Wreck Fuels Phone Ban

Vaughan, Allyson
March 2000
Wireless Week;03/13/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p3
Trade Publication
Reports on an automobile accident which resulted from using a cellular phone while driving. Overview of how the accident happened; Injuries of the victims; Plans to ban the use of wireless phone while driving.


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