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Females More Likely Than Males to Engage in Distracted Driving

People who text while driving are six times more likely to be involved in a car crash while those who talk on a mobile device while driving increase their crash risk more than two times. Yet many drivers are still …

Study Finds Teen Drivers Ignore Texting Bans; Urges Bans on Hand-held Calls

State laws banning hand-held cellphone calls while driving can be effective in reducing teens’ hand-held conversations while driving, but texting bans are not effective in reducing texting while driving, according to a new study. The study, led by the Center …

Use of Hand-Held Cell Phones While Driving Banned in Austin

The Austin, Texas, City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving. The Austin American-Statesman reports the city council approved the law on Aug. 28. It takes effect Jan. …