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Bans on texting while driving reduce crash-related hospitalizations

Date:
March 30, 2015
Source:
Texas A&M University
Summary:
Bans on texting while driving can reduce crash-related hospitalizations, a new study finds. In fact, findings show that on average, there was a 7 percent reduction in crash-related hospitalizations in states that have enacted such bans.
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A new study out of Texas A&M finds that bans on texting while driving can reduce crash-related hospitalizations.

In fact, findings show that on average, there was a 7 percent reduction in crash-related hospitalizations in states that have enacted such bans.

Hospitalizations were reduced the most -- 9 percent -- among 22-64 year olds and those aged 65 and older.

The study was published online in the American Journal of Public Health.


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Journal Reference:

  1. Alva O. Ferdinand, Nir Menachemi, Justin L. Blackburn, Bisakha Sen, Leonard Nelson, Michael Morrisey. The Impact of Texting Bans on Motor Vehicle Crash–Related Hospitalizations. American Journal of Public Health, 2015; e1 DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302537

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