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Title:Texting While Driving
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Type:Issue Brief

Abstract

Distracted driving has become a prominent traffic safety issue recently, with a significant emphasis on texting while driving (TWD). Although distracted driving encompasses many behaviors, it is text messaging behind the wheel that is generating great concern as cell phone use proliferates and TWD becomes routine. Thirty states currently prohibit texting while driving for all drivers. Additional states have laws prohibiting novice or young drivers from TWD. North Dakota is not among either of these groups.

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