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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New laws against texting-while-driving don't really work, study says

DistractA new study -- funded by the insurance industry -- says that laws banning texting-while-driving have all of the effectiveness of a screendoor on a submarine. From the get-go, police have said these laws would be impossible to enforce. But the study goes a step further and suggests the laws might be INCREASING the number of wrecks in some places. The Star's Brad Cooper has a report on this here.

You can find a copy of the report -- which Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood describes as misleading -- here.

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