Final Note

Seriously, put down the phone while driving

Kai Ryssdal Feb 16, 2012

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.



The phone, people.

Both hands on the wheel.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.