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Study: Ban Cut Drivers’ Cellphone Use 43%

Study: Ban Cut Drivers’ Cellphone Use 43%

Stand on a busy corner in the District, and you’ll notice that cellphones appear glued to the ears of dozens of passing drivers who openly flout the city’s ban on hand-held phone use.

That appearance is deceiving, according to a new study, which concludes that use of hand-helds would be 43 percent higher were it not for the District’s ban and the vigor with which police have enforced it.

Yes, vigor: 7,519 warnings and 12,936 tickets were issued in the Distri...

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