Texting driver 6 times more likely to crash - study

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*Study simulates texting and driving *Distraction worse than merely talking on phone By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Text-messaging drivers are six times more likely to get into an accident than drivers who do not text, researchers said in a study released Monday. The researchers say the study, using simulator vehicles and identical traffic scenarios, also found the risk of texting behind the wheel appeared to be significantly higher than talking on a cell phone while driving, ...

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