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Driving While Talking on the Phone: How Risky the Mix?

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What bearing does car cell phone conversation have on traffic safety? Some states feel a great deal. In 2001, 43 states considered bills to ban or regulate phone use while driving. A study by the Highway Safety Research Center at UNC-CH found \"cell phone conversation to be the eighth most likely cause of accidents blamed on driver distraction.\" The North Carolina General Assembly has established a committee \"to examine proposals to require the use of speakerphones and headsets and report to the 2003 General Assembly.\"
North Carolina Insight (NoCar JK 4101 N3x), Vol. 20 Issue 1-2, July 2002, p96-111, il, f