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Distracted driving due to cellphone use

Missouri drivers should be aware of the fact that texting while driving can cause serious accidents that are sometimes fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 18 percent of fatal motor-vehicle accidents nationwide in 2010 were attributable to distracted driving. The NHTSA also reported that more than 400,000 people were injured as a result of distracted driving that same year. Additionally, a Pew Research Center survey found that 40 percent of teens said they had been in vehicles in which the drivers were using their phones in ways that endangered others.

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