GOVERNMENT: Texting bans may not cut crashes

by | Apr 29, 2011 | Body Shop News

Almost one-in-five (18 percent) of U.S. drivers admit they have sent a text message while driving in the last 30 days, and states are cracking down.
Concerns about distracted driving have led more than 30 states to ban texting while driving, and nine states ban cell phone use while driving entirely.
These laws reduce cell phone use, but not car crashes according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. Its study of four states found a slight increase in claims frequency after texting bans went into effect.