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Distracted driving & teen safety

Last updated: July 2014

Distracted driving is a dangerous practice that is becoming an epidemic on our nation’s roads. In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed and an estimated 421,000 injured in crashes related to distraction. Talking or texting on a cell phone takes a driver’s eyes and attention away from the road, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. Currently, 44 states, plus the District of Columbia ban texting for all drivers. Talking on a hand-held cell phone is banned in 12 states, plus D.C. Find out more about the problem, and learn how you and your family, especially teenagers, can become safer behind the wheel.

   

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