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Study Shows Banning Cellphone Use Does Not Reduce Crashes

The New York Times reports that a study conducted by an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that the number of automobile crashes before the cell phone ban and the number of crashes after the cell phone ban are almost identical.  This has researchers questioning the distractions caused by cell phones.

The theory behind the law banning cell phone use was to reduce the amount of crashes and make drivers safer.  With this study it is unclear as to why the number of crashes did not drop.

Some of the researchers believe that the greater issue is distracted drivers, and that whether the distraction is the use of cell phones or the other task we do in our vehicles while driving the ultimate danger is the distraction itself.

It is also believed that where the cell phones were banned they were only banned in the sense that you can not drive while holding the cell phone to your ear.  The ban did not include headset use or bluetooth use.  As such, the distraction of being on the phone was still present.

Distractions are the bigger issue.  When you drive it does not matter if you are operating a cell phone, handling a compact disc, smoking a cigarette, eating, putting on make-up, reading, or anything other than concentrating on the road ahead, it will only be a matter of time where you are involve in a motor vehicle collision.

Do you and your family a favor and pay attention on the road it will get you to your destination faster so you can do what ever you need to do to get you moving on your way.

If you have been involved with a car wreck with someone who was not paying full attention to the road and have questions about your claim, you should contact an Savannah Auto Accident Attorney at 912-508-4711 or Atlanta at 770-948-5454 immediately to learn and understand your legal rights.

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