Study Shows No Crash Impact in States Banning Handheld Cellphones

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USA TODAY - January 28, 2010

High­way Loss Data Institute’s (HLDI) study of states that have banned hand­held cell­phone use revealed no reduc­tion in crash­es after the ban. Rea­sons for the result are sur­pris­ing and unclear. The nation­wide push to ban tex­ting while dri­ving con­tin­ues with sup­port by the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment and safe­ty groups.

Background
23 states are con­sid­er­ing ban­ning tex­ting
10 of those states already restrict tex­ting by novice dri­vers
19 states and Dis­trict of Colum­bia ban it for all dri­vers