Cell Phones & Traffic Accidents-A New Report

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cell phone use has contributed to thousands
of Texas automobile accidents since 2005, according to records
obtained by a San Antonio television station through an
open-records request.

WOAI examined the Texas Department of Transportation database
and found that investigating officers cited cell phone use as a
contributing factor in more than 17,00 accidents with more than
7,500 injuries and 167 deaths. San Antonio led the state with 1,611
crashes in the past five years.

San Antonio attorney Mitchell Ginsburg told the station he's
seen an increase in cases involving drivers distracted while
texting or talking on their phones, with many of those cases more
severe than others.

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