Saturday, December 17, 2005

Cell phone use by drivers keeps growing

The number of people who use their cell phones while driving continued to increase in 2005, according to a government survey released 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 drivers in 2005, and among both men and women, the survey found.

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