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Study: Texting Bans Don’t Reduce Crashes

 Friday, December 17, 2010

 Insurance Journal

It’s illegal to text while driving in most U.S. states. Yet a study by researchers at the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) found no reductions in crashes after laws take effect that ban texting by all drivers. In fact, such bans are associated with a slight increase in the frequency of insurance claims filed under collision coverage for damage to vehicles in crashes.
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