Does Banning Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving Reduce Collisions?

If you do not pay attention to the road while driving, you are more likely to crash—simple enough. Crashing into the rear of the car in front of you is avoidable in most situations by simply paying attention to the road. About half of multi-vehicle crashes occur from the front end of one car running into the rear of another car. What causes drivers to not pay attention, and what are states doing to prevent these crashes?

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  1. Is the data for this article on cell phone use while driving available?

    Thank you,
    Julie Legler
    St. Olaf College