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Ban On Texting While Driving Reduces ER Visits From Car Crashes, Study Finds

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A ban on texting while driving apparently works. A new study shows emergency room visits for car crashes fell in states with the ban.

Researchers say states with texting bans saw a 4 percent drop in ER visits after crashes.

That's equivalent to more than 1,600 traffic-related hospital visits a year.

The study was published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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