• suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 9/29/2010 10:54am PDT

    Anthony - You mentioned California as the worst state in terms of crash increase since the bans. I can certainly concur, as I see these "stealth" texters many times in any given day. I think the solution is to step up the fines, add points to insurance for texting/driving, get the cell phone makers and wireless providers to come up with new methods to block texting while the phone is in motion -- as well as a heightened education campaign in the schools, beginning with elementary and through high school. Actually, a combination of all these may be necessary. Ultimately, if nothing is done, we may be looking at even more drastic measures -- which, at this point, I can't even imagine. Thanks for bringing this study to our attention.

  • Krystal Kid Posted: 9/30/2010 5:43am PDT

    80% percent of all rear end collisions (the most frequent vehicle accident) are caused by driver inattention. I doubt if we'll ever stop the madness so I got one of these from sparebumper.com - to reduce whiplash and protect my family.