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 25% of US car accidents due to using gadgets

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Date posted: 18/07/2011

Driving distractions such as cell phones and other electronic devices cause as much as 25% of all U.S. car accidents, researchers at the Governors Highway Safety Association have found, WinBETA notes.

A major finding was that being distracted was the cause of 15 to 25% of all accidents, ranging from minor property damage to death.

Their findings suggest that distracted driving accidents be reported in accident reports to assist in evaluating distracted driving laws and programs. They propose creating low-cost roadway measures that alert motorists when they are drifting out of their driving lane.

They also propose that all cell phones be banned on the road, even hands-free versions.

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