US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said yesterday he will not back a proposal to prohibit drivers from talking on cellphones, even hands-free devices.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) last week asked states to ban cellphones while driving.

LaHood has pushed to reduce driver distraction in the past but now says hands-free calling, such as using a headset or bluetooth, is not the big problem. Here’s the story from Fox 2 in Detroit.

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