LaHood not ready to outlaw hand-free phone use while driving

The Department of Transportation released a poll this month, in conjunction with Consumer Reports magazine, that 63 percent of drivers under 30 years of age had used their phones while driving within the past month, and 30 percent had sent text messages behind the wheel in the same period. For drivers over 40 years old, it was 41 percent and 9 percent, respectively. 

DoT and Consumer Reports have planned an April campaign that will feature a public service ad on the dangers of distracted driving. They say it will reach up to 100 million people.