Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Unintended Consequences

Just as the new Maryland law outlawing texting while driving is set to take effect this Friday,  a new study has determined that texting while driving accidents actually increased in three states that have already enacted similar laws.

According to this story by Steve Inskeep on NPR's Morning Edition, a "new study from the insurance industry finds texting while driving laws have had no immediate benefit in reducing crashes."

It turns out that the law causes people to lower their phone to keep it out of sight which results in them actually lowering their eyes down and away from the road.

And then there's that...
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