April 3, 2015

PURITAN NATION:

Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries (Amy Norton, 4/03/15, HealthDay News)

Researchers found that car-crash hospitalizations dipped in states that instituted relatively strict bans on texting and driving between 2003 and 2010.

Overall, the hospitalization rate in those states declined by 7 percent versus states with no bans, the researchers report in the American Journal of Public Health. [...]

Specifically, the benefit was seen in states with "primarily enforced" texting bans, Ferdinand said.

That means law enforcement can pull drivers over just on suspicion of texting.

Posted by at April 3, 2015 11:34 AM
  

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