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

(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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