Mobile phone drivers ‘not linked’ to accident figures

Researchers have found no link between the number of US drivers making phone calls while on the road and the number of accidents recorded.A team at Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics analysed more than eight million incidents of car crashes and all fatalities on roads in eight US states.They examined data before and after 9pm local time over a three-year period. see:Cell-phone talking while driving doesn’t lead to higher crash risk, research says
Talking on a cell phone while driving doesn’t increase the risk of an accident, according to new research that looked at real-world accidents and cell-phone calls by drivers in the U.S. from 2002 to 2005.”Using a cell phone while driving may be distracting, but does not lead to higher crash risk in the setting we examined,” said Saurabh Bhargava, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and one of the two researchers in the study.

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