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Here are results from a Pew Internet & American Life Project, Spring Change Assessment Survey conducted from April 29 to May 30, 2010 on 2,252 adults ages 18 and older: A highly regarded study from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute included a number of real-world driving scenarios over six million miles of driving produced clear statistics that are hard to ignore: For cars or light vehicles, dialing on a cell phone made the risk of crash or near-crash event 2.8 times as high as non-distracted driving.
DALLAS — Maybe it's the result of a mobile workforce, but it seems society just can't put down cell phones. "You're in your car and when that phone beeps, you want to know what just came across the phone," said Larry Eppard of MobileLutions. "Anybody who's got a smartphone who says they haven't done that is probably lying." Texting and driving causes 200,000 accidents a year, according to the National Safety Council. But MobileLutions, a North Texas company, created an app for that. It's called MobiLoc.
SPRING HILL — The chime of an incoming text message can be tough for drivers to resist, even while barreling 70 mph down the interstate or navigating a crowded parking lot. So when a texting driver drifted into Gary Thomas' lane in Hernando County last spring and nearly ran him off the road, it became clear to him that distracted driving had to stop. "I was complaining and complaining, and I finally decided to do something about it," said Thomas, of Spring Hill, a home health physical therapist. The idea motivated him to team up with two techies, Ed Harrold of Istachatta and Justin Ruzinok of St. Petersburg, to help people kick the texting-while-driving habit.
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