Study: Texting Laws Haven't Reduced Crashes
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.
We now with some information about the effect of those laws that ban texting while driving. An insurance industry study finds that in three states with texting bans, crashes actually increased. The U.S. transportation secretary says texting bans are a good idea, but people must obey them and that's the problem. Apparently drivers respond to a texting ban by holding the phone lower, out of sight, which takes their eyes off the road.
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