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States that have instituted hands-free driving laws saw a 15% decrease in auto crash-related fatalities two years after the legislation was enacted, according to a 2018 study. (Credit: Mike Focus/Shutterstock.com) States that have instituted hands-free driving laws saw a 15% decrease in auto crash-related fatalities two years after the legislation was enacted, according to a 2018 study. (Credit: Mike Focus/Shutterstock.com)

While a consensus among Americans on anything is scarce nowadays, U.S. motorists have come together with 86% supporting legislation that would prohibit drivers from holding a cellphone while driving unless they are in an emergency.

That’s according to a survey from Nationwide, which also found that 88% of U.S. drivers support legislation that addresses distracted driving. As it stands, 24 states have these types of laws in place and 21 have pending legislation.

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is managing editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. He can be reached at [email protected].  

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