HANG UP AND DRIVE: New study shows more media spots & cops reduce mobile phone use on the road

The list of the ten most dangerous things for your health includes driving while talking on a mobile phone.  A demonstration project in New York & Connecticut reduced texting and talking on mobile phones using high visibility enforcement (HVE).  Mobile phones are almost an extension of our bodies, making their use almost unconscious.  This only explains part of the increase in crashes and traffic fatalities traced to mobile phone use. An experienced driver increases his/her risk of a crash by only taking eyes off the road for two seconds. 

A combination of media spots and law enforcement presence on roadways similar to the 'don't drive drunk' spot checks we see over holidays and long weekends.  The study was conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Admi...

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