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Don't (Fill in the Blank) and Drive

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It's a worldwide war on distracted drivers. Judges in India will fine people who smoke and drive $32. In New Jersey, some lawmakers want to ban sending text messages while behind the wheel. They estimate that one in five people are typing while driving — and that percentage is even higher among younger drivers.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with news in the worldwide war on distracted drivers.

Judges in India banned people from smoking and driving. If you're caught, the fine is $32. If you live in New Jersey, send a quick warning to your friends, but not by text message. Some New Jersey lawmakers want to ban sending text messages while driving. One out of five people type on tiny keyboards while behind the wheel. The percentage is even higher among younger drivers.

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