Cell phone driving

US roadways safer, but do cell-phone bans help

A new analysis by IIHS shows record low deaths on US roadways despite ineffectual laws such as banning hand-held cell phones

To listen to television news one would think that SUV driving teens are cutting a swath of destruction across America while using their phones. The truth is a little less scary. Traffic deaths have been in decline for years, and according to an analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), traffic deaths are at an all-time low. At the same time cell phone usage has gone up significantly. Many assumptions about cell phone usage prove untrue when studied scientifically.


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