The majority of states that have enacted bans on texting while driving have seen accident rates go up, rather than down. One theory is that, while texting while driving has gone down, this is more than offset by the increased number of people who try to surreptitiously text while drive by holding a smartphone below the steering wheel—a much more dangerous proposition. [MR]
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