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Distracted Driving On The Rise, Hand-held Cell Phone Use Up Among Young Drivers

According to new research from NHTSA, the percentage of drivers who are visibly text-messaging or using a hand-held device increased significantly for a second year in a row from 0.9 percent in 2010 to 1.3 percent in 2011, while driver hand-held cell phone use stood at 5 percent in 2011. That’s a 44 percent increase.

04/24/2013