Laws Against Distracted Driving Aren't Working
Federal survey says 660K drivers are texting and talking at any given moment
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2013 10:23 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Here's a happy statistic to keep in mind on your next drive: A new federal survey estimates that at any given moment, 660,000 drivers are looking at their phones instead of the road, reports the Los Angeles Times. What sounds like good news is that 39 states now have laws against driving while texting, or talking, or whatever, but the problem is they don't seem to be working. Stats in California, for example, show no decrease in the practice since 2010, notes the LAT. "Police are finding the laws on distracted driving difficult to enforce," says one road-safety advocate.

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A1e8a
Apr 9, 2013 9:41 AM CDT
That's because very few laws are COMPLETE and ban ALL cell phone use (so-called "hand-free," too!) use while driving! I don't own a cell phone and never will; most people who have them don't really need them, but phone companies have convinced them that they do! No phone use while driving; you can wait to tell Aunt Ethel about little Jimmy's day at T-ball, until you get HOME!
Corsica
Apr 9, 2013 9:03 AM CDT
That's because those stupid bastards that do it think they're above the law and infallible. They're usually the survivors, like drunk drivers, of a deadly crash they cause killing several people.
vlad
Apr 8, 2013 2:41 PM CDT
and guess what ! it`s for the same reason that new gun laws wont work ! those who would break the law ,will break the law ! laws stop no one except the law abiding citizens !