Do bans on texting and driving actually increase accidents? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that 3 of every 4 states that have enacted a ban on texting while driving have seen crashes actually go up rather than down.

It’s hard to say for sure why, but experts believe its a result of people trying to avoid getting caught. Folks trying to keep their phones out of view will often hold the phone much lower, below the wheel perhaps, in order to keep it out of view. That means the driver’s eyes are looking down and away from the road. Utah has the story.

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