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Tom Craddick

Does banning cellphone use while driving reduce accidents?

DALLAS Texting or talking on the phone while driving is demonstrably dangerous a fact that's backed up by reams of research. There's no denying either that cellphone use while driving can cause accidents Austin, even with flaws in the data, saw 70 of those wrecks in 2014 alone. But banning the practice doesn't necessarily reduce accidents. A Dallas Morning News analysis of the imperfect crash data in 12 Texas cities with cellphone rules found no consistent reduction in distracted driving wrecks after cities enacted bans. And that follows equally mixed reviews found by scientific studies on statewide bans on texting or handheld cellphone use while driving in other states. ...