Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Investigations: New Cell Driving Laws Won't Reverse 2,600 Yearly U.S. Death Toll

Talking on cellphones while driving kills 1,000 to 2,600 people yearly in the U.S. alone, and laws that restrict yakking drivers aren't going to do much to change that, says this Mother Jones story. That's because it's the conversation - not whether the talker is on a hands-free device - that causes the "inattention blindness." Mother Jones explores why U.S. federal highway-safety officials concealed the problems for five years.

TAGS: investigations, safety

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