Report: Phoning while driving
from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
A new survey (see p. 2) indicates drivers use their phones not only on the open road but also in stop-and-go traffic. A quarter say they phone in fast, heavy traffic. Based on how much phoning while driving motorists admitted to surveyors and the estimated risk of driver phone use, an Institute analysis suggests this practice could account for 22 percent of all crashes, or about 1.3 million in 2008.
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