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Cell Phone Use and Driving

Cell phone use continues to grow in popularity worldwide. Ever since its introduction in 1983, the user rate has been expanding by 40% every year. Of concern, in recent surveys, 85% of cell phone users admitted to using their phones on at least one occasion while driving. Researchers speculate that distracted driving is responsible for at least 25% of all collisions, with some estimates being as high as 90%. Any activity that requires drivers to take their hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road is a distraction that sooner or later will most likely result in a collision. With the increased use of electronic communication devices by drivers, the potential for these injuries has greatly increased. These injuries are not only predictable, ...

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