Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Cell Phone Bans Not Reducing Crashes, Finds Study

cell-phone-driving-laws-study.jpg
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

One study has found that texting is about the same, if not worse, than driving drunk, but a recent study looking into cell phone bans--the ones where you can't put the phone to your ear--are not working. “We can’t even see a blip in the data," one researcher said about the results, which shows no difference in crashes occurring before and after bans, according to a blog on Cars.com. Yes, cell phone-to-the-ear use went down, the study found, but no difference in crashes were found. Perhaps this will lead to a study about talking on ear pieces while driving. Perhaps, not. The study was conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety