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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-20-09 09:49 PM
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2. Holy crap! More...
Critics say that rationale and the failure of the Transportation Department, which oversees the highway agency, to more vigorously pursue distracted driving has cost lives and allowed to blossom a culture of behind-the-wheel multitasking.

Were looking at a problem that could be as bad as drunk driving, and the government has covered it up, said Clarence Ditlow, director of the Center for Auto Safety.

The group petitioned for the information after The Los Angeles Times wrote about the research last year. Mother Jones later published additional details.

The highway safety researchers estimated that cellphone use by drivers caused around 955 fatalities and 240,000 accidents over all in 2002.


So how many more since 2002? :nuke:
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