AP/Wideworld A pickup truck driver who was texting caused a deadly pileup last year near a highway work zone in Gray Summit, Mo. Fluor-Lane LLC The Capital Beltway initiative along I-495 encourages drivers to hang up their phones when in the construction zone. Related Links: Read NTSB's Recommendations Interactive Map of State Laws Construction firms are getting behind this month's sweeping recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board that calls for a nationwide ban on phoning and texting while driving."From a work-zone perspective, we would be 100% supportive," says Brian Deery, who heads the Associated General Contractors' highway and transportation
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