car accident http://kplu.org en Banning cell phone use may prevent collisions http://kplu.org/post/banning-cell-phone-use-may-prevent-collisions <p>That phone call can wait, especially if you are driving, said the National Transportation Board Tuesday. In Washington, using a hand-held phone while driving became a first offense in 2010.</p><p>The National Transportation Board asks each state to ban the use of electronic devices while driving, like cell phones or mp3 players. The board thinks reducing the use of hand-held devices will reduce the amount of collisions.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:29:05 +0000 Northwest News Network 3463 at http://kplu.org Lone survivor of massive bomb in Afghanistan dies in car crash http://kplu.org/post/lone-survivor-massive-bomb-afghanistan-dies-car-crash <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960937.mp3</p><p>He was the sole survivor of a massive roadside bomb in Afghanistan that killed seven of his comrades and their interpreter. Now, Corporal Roger Scherf, Jr. has also died, the victim of a car accident on an icy highway.</p><p><strong> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:06:37 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1118 at http://kplu.org Lone survivor of massive bomb in Afghanistan dies in car crash