Texting Laws Haven't Reduced Crashes

Tagged: Crash, Laws, Texting, Technology
Source: Google News - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 34 weeks ago

"A new study from the insurance industry finds texting while driving laws have had no immediate benefit in reducing crashes. The study done by a branch of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at crash data from four states with texting bans. It found that in three of the states — California, Louisiana, Minnesota — crashes actually increased." | more



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An ad for an Apple iPhone 3G Smart Phone! Great idea for doing more texting while driving! :) LOL!

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I'm not surprised. It is one thing to raise a bunch of laws. It is a whole different kettle of fish to actually enforce them.

All these laws accomplished was to increase the accidents as drivers try to be sneakier with their texting.

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There are too many laws. You can't force people to have common sense, otherwise we would all be in jail by now, but maybe that's the whole point?

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then get rid of the law and let people text while driving, drink, see a movie and go 300mph xD

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