Texting and driving is dangerous but a new survey finds talking on a cellphone while behind the wheel may be even worse.
The National Safety Council’s annual report found 26 percent of all crashes are tied to phone use, but noted just 5 percent involved texting. Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsetsdo not reduce drive distraction.
The survey found a 1 percent increase in cellphone-involved accidents compared with the previous year.
A spokesperson for the non-profit Governors Highway Safety Association told Marketwatch.com that it may be that drivers are more comfortable calling than texting in a moving vehicle.
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