texting while driving

Texting bans tied to drop in car crash injuries

Most U.S. states now have bans on texting while driving, and those laws may be preventing some serious traffic accidents, a new study suggests. Researchers found that car-crash hospitalizations dipped in states that instituted relatively strict bans on texting and driving between 2003 and 2010. Overall, the hospitalization rate in those states declined by 7 percent versus states with no bans, the researchers report …