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More evidence that smartphones and driving don’t mix

Washington Post
April 4, 2017

New data collected from thousands of drivers suggest that more than half of all trips that ended in a crash also included some form of distraction from a mobile phone.

The data also found that in nearly a quarter of crashes, the driver was using a phone within a minute before the crash occurred, and perhaps even at the moment of the crash.

The data – collected by Cambridge Mobile Telematics from hundreds of thousands of drivers using its app  – appear to strengthen the view that smartphones have made the nation’s highways more dangerous. The data also suggest that none of the laws that have been enacted so far have made a dent in the problem.

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