A new report has shown that an increasing number of crashes involve drivers using cell phones at the time or close to the crash. It is evident that laws enacted against cell phone use have had little impact on this increasingly concerning issue. Smartphones cause unnecessary distractions and US roads are more dangerous because of them.
- more than half of all trips that ended in a crash also included some form of distraction from a mobile phone
- nearly a quarter of crashes saw the driver “using a phone within a minute before the crash occurred
- smartphones have made US roads more dangerous, and also suggest that none of the laws that have been enacted so far have made a dent in the problem.
“The article notes that the findings “appear to strengthen the view that smartphones have made” US roads more dangerous, and “also suggest that none of the laws that have been enacted so far have made a dent in the problem.””