New Study Proves Phones Distract Young Drivers

Updated: 01/02/2014 8:05 AM
Created: 01/02/2014 7:44 AM KAALtv.com

(AP) - A real-world study says dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers.
But the research also says simply talking on the phone does not prove dangerous, as other studies have said.
In this new study, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute installed video cameras, GPS and other sensors in the cars of 42 16- and 17-year-olds who had just gotten their driver's licenses.

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