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Dat Ol’ Debbil Unintended Consequences

31st October 2012

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 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that 3 of every 4 states that have enacted a ban on texting while driving have seen crashes actually go up rather than down.

It’s hard to pin down exactly why this is the case, but experts believe it is a result of people trying to avoid getting caught in states with stiff penalties. Folks trying to keep their phones out of view will often hold the phone much lower, below the wheel perhaps, in order to keep it out of view. That means the driver’s eyes are looking down and away from the road.


One Response to “Dat Ol’ Debbil Unintended Consequences”

  1. Dennis Nagle Says:

    Think of it as evolution in action.