Banning Cellphone Calls More Effective Than Text Bans

Banning Cellphone Calls More Effective Than Text Bans


State laws that ban using hand-held cellphones while driving are more effective than banning texting when it comes to decreasing teens’ use of cellphones while driving, according to a new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The study found differences in the effectiveness of laws directed at teen drivers’ cellphone use based on the type of ban — hand-held phone conversations or texting — as well as whether the ban applied to young drivers or all drivers. > >> read more ...