Driver cell phone use still increasing, study says


WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The number of people who use their cell phones while driving continued to increase in 2005, according to a government survey released on Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey found that 974,000 vehicles - or 10 percent of those on the road during the day - are driven by someone using either a handheld or hands-free phone. The figure is up from 8 percent in 2004. And the use of cell phones increased among both young and old ...

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