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This study says texting bans work if they’re primary offenses

On the heels of the California cellphone ban study comes a study showing that texting bans do reduce the number of fatal car accidents. In this study, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham looked at the impact of different kinds of texting bans, including whether the law makes texting while driving a primary…

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Study has new take on cellphones and driving, but keep reading

More than a few safety advocates were surprised by a recent study of California’s ban on using handheld cellphones while driving. According to the researchers, the laws had no measurable impact on the number of car accidents. The state law went into effect on July 1, 2008. The researchers analyzed accident data from the eight…

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