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Phone and Text Bans On Drivers Shown Ineffective

January 29th, 2010 01:30 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

shmG writes to share that according to a recent study on the impact of laws banning the use of cell phones during driving, there appears to be no reduction in accidents as a result. “The HLDI compared collisions of 100 insured vehicles per year in New York, Washington D.C., Connecticut, and California — all states with currently enacted roadway text bans. Despite those laws, monthly fluctuations in crash rates didn’t change after bans were enacted, all though there were less people using devices while driving. An earlier study conducted by the HLDI reported that cellphone use was directly linked to four-fold increases in crash injuries. Also independent studies done by universities have shown correlation between driving while using a phone and crashes.”

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