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An overview of available distracted-driving research concludes that there is no evidence indicating whether cell phone or texting bans have reduced automobile crashes.

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which represents the highway safety offices of states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, reviewed 350 papers on distracted driving published from 2000 to 2011 and found that existing research is “incomplete or contradictory,” according to Barbara Harsha, executive director of GHSA.

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