Posts Tagged ‘cell phone ban’
January 29th, 2010 at 5:26 pm
Study Shows Cell Phone Ban Does Not Improve Safety

So, can Californians get rid of it?  After all:

A new study from the nonprofit Highway Loss Data Institute found that rates of crashes before and after the landmark law took effect in 2008 have not significantly changed. It also found that the trend of California’s crashes before and after the law followed that of neighboring states — like Arizona and Nevada — that do not have bans on hand-held phones.

“The laws aren’t reducing crashes, even though we know that such laws have reduced hand-held phone use, and several studies have established that phoning while driving increases crash risk,” Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and its affiliate, the data institute, said in a statement.

I’m just saying, it seems like the science/evidence/proof/etc. is pretty settled…