Cell phone bans have no effect on car crashes

NY Times:

Laws banning cellphone use while driving apparently haven’t reduced crashes, according to a study released on Friday that compared the number of total crashes before the ban with the number after. The study found virtually no difference in the numbers, a finding that had the researchers scratching their heads.

“We were very surprised,” said Adrian Lund, the president of the Highway Loss Data Institute that conducted the study and an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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This is another failure for control freak Nanny state regulations. I do think text messaging while driving is too much of a distraction and people should not do it. Hopefully, they will come to that conclusion without coercive laws.

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