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It doesn't take a "brainiac" to deduct that texting while driving is dangerous.

Texting while behind the wheel can distract a driver in three ways, Forbes reports: Visually, manually and cognitively. It follows that distracted driving has become a leading cause of vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 3,500 people died as a result of distracted drivers in 2021 alone, the NHTSA says.

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Elana Ashanti Jefferson

Elana Ashanti Jefferson serves as ALM's PropertyCasualty360 Group Chief Editor. She is a veteran journalist and communications professional. Reach her by sending an e-mail to [email protected].