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By Gail Stewart

Cellphones, whereas offering a simple capability conversation, were pointed out because the explanation for hundreds of thousands of lethal riding injuries in the course of the usa. via goal overviews, basic resources, and full-color illustrations, this name examines The Distractions of using, The technology of Distraction, cellphones and the legislations, Have legislation decreased mobile phone Distraction? different Efforts to lessen mobile phone Use by means of Drivers.

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Both riders were critically injured. The prosecuting attorney suggested that in a way, Colonna was in the car—although just electronically—and as a result should be held accountable for the accident, too. In this particular case, however, it could not be proved that Colonna knew that her boyfriend was driving at the time she was texting him. But the New Jersey Appeals Court ruled that in the future, the sender of a text message can potentially be liable if it can be proved that the texter knew that the person to whom the text was sent was driving.

12. Caaqil Iqbal, personal interview by author, Minneapolis, MN, August 3, 2013. 13. Kevin Rofidal, personal interview by author, Edina, MN, July 23, 2013. 63 14. Roeske, personal interview. 15. Roeske, personal interview. 16. Quoted in From One Second to the Next, documentary, directed by Werner Herzog. v=_BqFkRwdFZ0. 17. com. 18. Quoted in Larry Copeland, “Texting in Traffic: Adults Worse than Teens,” USA Today, March 28, 2013. com. 19. Kathleen, telephone interview by author, September 1, 2013.

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is a nonprofit consortium that represents the highway safety offices of all fifty states. A study by the GHSA released in 2013 found that only eleven states say their distracted-driving crashes have decreased since the adoption of laws limiting cell phone use by motorists, while thirtyone states say the rate of crashes has either increased or stayed the same as before the laws were passed. Are Cell Phone–Related Accidents Underreported? Despite all of the recent publicity about the dangers of cell phone use while driving, some researchers believe that the public may not be aware of how prevalent cell phone–related accidents have become.

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