Study finds that cell phone bans have no effect on accident rates
HLDI president, Adrian Lund, says that “The laws aren’t reducing crashes, even though we know that such laws have reduced handheld phone use and several studies have established that phoning while driving increase crash risk.” Claims in New York, Connecticut, California, and Washington, D.C. were looked at by the study – both before and after bans were in place. They went on to compared them with claims in neighboring states with no bans being implemented – the method was intended to take into account factors not related to the bans; like seasonal, economic variations, and driving patterns. The never ending battle to eliminate distracted driving will continue – still there is no state in the country that bans hands-free cell phone use while driving.
via Mobile Tech Today