Texting Bans Make Roads More Dangerous

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Sun, Oct 3rd, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

There is absolutely no qualm that texting and driving is dangerous. The banning of such an activity is an attempt towards preventing drivers from engaging in accident-causing distractions; unfortunately, as noted by a study reported in this techdirt article, these banning laws have simply resulted in more accidents. People who want to text anyway -- especially unskilled young drivers -- begin holding their phones lower to avoid detection, making it that much more difficult to control the car and be aware of their surroundings.

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