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Posted on 07/27/2011, by Jeremy Edsall

New Laws Prohibit Talking and Texting

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver inattention is the leading contributing factor in many automobile crashes and near-miss accidents on U.S. roadways. As a result, many now have laws that now ban the use of cell phones and/or text messaging on a cellular device due to the fact that these tasks can severely distract drivers from being able to pay full attention to the road.

To avoid a traffic citation and a potential dangerous accident, do not use your cell phone while driving to talk and text. If you are in an emergency situation and must contact another person, pull over safely and then do so.

Contact the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration to determine if your state has current or pending legislation banning the use of cell phones while driving.

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