Distracted driving in crashes may be higher than reported, study finds

05/7/2013 | CBS News

A study by the National Safety Council found that the reported number of traffic deaths involving distracted driving may not accurately indicate the extent of such fatalities. "We believe the number of crashes involving cellphone use is much greater than what is being reported," said Janet Foetscher, the group's president and CEO. "Many factors, from drivers not admitting cellphone use to a lack of consistency in crash reports being used to collect data at the scene, make it very challenging to determine an accurate number."

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