A Texas A&M Health Science Center study finds that bans on texting while driving can also 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. Additionally, a corresponding study (also published in the AJPH) from Alva O. Ferdinand, Dr.P.H., J.D. found that texting bans prevent, on average, 19 deaths per year.
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