Texting, Calling Resulted in 3,092 Fatalities in 2010

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Distracted driving might seem like something the government calls upon because it wants you to be bored at the wheel, but the latest results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Shows a completely different picture.
According to a recent study, one in every eleven fatalities taking place on the road last year can be attributed to calling, texting or simply answering your phone. At first glance, the figure might seem lower than the 5,474 fatalities reported for 2009, but according to USA Today, the NHTSA has further refined its counting system, so the figures aren’t comparable.

The safety body says that the results also include cases where the driver was using a hands-free device, so if the government steps in to rectify the situation, we might see a complete ban of mobile phone inside our automobiles.
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