A driver uses a cell phone in Freeport, Maine, in September. Maine and more than a dozen other states have implemented laws to curb distracted driving practices such as texting or talking on cell phones while operating a car. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Sofia Henriquez, 76, celebrates after scoring in the Wii bowling competition. In addition to singing and dancing during the game, she cheered on her teammates with a noisemaker crafted from a soda bottle filled with pebbles. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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A dummy is used in a demonstration test of seat-back head restraints at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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