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WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER: States Which Ban Cell Phone Use – While Driving – See Accidental Deaths Decline

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Study:  States which Ban Drivers’ Cell Phone Use See Drop in Number of Fatal Accidents  

You really should not text and drive, ever.

A new study finds that states which impose “hands-free” cellphone restrictions upon drivers have fewer driver deaths.

But, at the same time, states with regulations which allow for calls and texts, and those which ban calling and texting, only, still have high numbers of fatal accidents.

The 18 states which have issued comprehensive bans of using handheld cellphones, while driving, between 1999 and 2016, have seen about a seven-percent reduction of the number of accidents with driver fatalities, over the 17-year period.

Still, there was no reduction of the number of non-driver fatalities, nor total motor vehicle accident-related deaths, during that time.

Study co-author Dr. Motao Zhu says, “Our research demonstrates that hands-free laws save lives and reduce the societal costs associated with distracted driving.”

Navigate here, for more:  (UPI)

  • A study finds that states with hands-free cellphone restrictions for drivers have fewer driver deaths (they fell about 7% between 1999 and 2016)

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