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Seriously, put down the phone while driving

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today he wants carmakers to come up with devices that would disable gadgets in the car.

This final note today from the Marketplace Desk of -- wait, can't they put two and two together themselves?

You know how a lot -- most -- states have laws against texting while you're driving? Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today he wants carmakers to come up with devices that would disable access to Facebook and Twitter while people are driving.

Put.

Down.

The phone, people.

Both hands on the wheel.

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