Text ban while driving may not curb car crashes

| 31/01/2010

(WSJ): Laws that forbid motorists from using hand-held phones or texting while driving don’t appear to result in a significant decrease in vehicle crashes, according to a new study by the US Highway Loss Data Institute. The study, comes amid stepped-up efforts by federal highway-safety regulators to ban texting while driving and curb other forms of driver distraction. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood earlier this week announced rules to forbid commercial truck and bus drivers from text messaging while driving. LaHood has said he would ban all texting while driving if he could.

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