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IIHS Says Cellphone Use Hasn’t Resulted in Big Boost in Crashes

Studies show cellphone use is a distraction, but their use hasn't resulted in an "epidemic of crashes."

Vehicle crashes have been declining for years due to a variety of factors, including better vehicle technology and safer roads. But some have wondered if the use of cellphones would result in bringing the number of collisions back up. The answer, according to a recent story in USA Today, is no.

“While all the studies clearly show cellphone use is a distraction, the use of phones by drivers hasn’t resulted in an epidemic of crashes," Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Spokesperson Russ Rader told the newspaper.

All other types of crashes are down, too, including minor fender benders, a trend that can’t be explained by safer vehicles and roads, according to the National Safety Council’s David Teater, who was also quoted in the article titled, “Disconnects in the Distracted-Driving Blame Game.”


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