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Ban Lives Up to His Name, Takes Texting Prohibition Global

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday prohibited all U.N. employees from texting while driving.

The rule, applied to all U.N. personnel, is apparently part of a broader movement (which includes the U.S. Transportation Department and advocacy group FocusDriven) to enact a true global ban on the practice.

Considering how serious he seems to be taking the issue, Ban was facile with the puns, including the following in his remarks yesterday:

  • I want every driver in the world to get the message: Texting while driving kills. No SMS is worth SOS.

  • Together, we have a message to all drivers of the world: Don't let using a mobile for a few seconds make you or others immobile for life.

Current laws in the U.S. on the subject are all over the map.

Posted by Eric Lipman on May 20, 2010 at 01:02 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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