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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board is set to testify at a New York Senate hearing on distracted driving.
In December, the NTSB called for a nationwide ban on driver use of portable electronic devices. Christopher Hart, vice chairman of the agency, will talk about the proposal at a Senate hearing Monday in Albany.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 5,400 people were killed and an estimated 448,000 were injured
nationwide in crashes involving distracted driving in 2009.
Others testifying at Monday's hearing include State Police
Superintendent Joseph D'Amico, Motor Vehicles Commissioner Barbara
Fiala, and representatives of AAA, Auto Alliance and Toyota.