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Oklahoma sees drop in injury involving texting and driving

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - December 29, 2016 11:28 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma has seen a significant decrease in injury traffic accidents involving a driver distracted by an electronic device since a law banning texting and driving went into effect last year.
Data from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office show that injury crashes involving a driver distracted by an electronic device fell from 538 to 422 in a nine-month period after the law went into effect on Nov. 1, 2015, compared with the same period a year earlier.
The Oklahoman newspaper reports that total crashes in that category fell from 1,291 to 1,129, while fatal crashes dropped from 10 to 7 in the category.
AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai says the numbers show that the law is working and that people are voluntarily putting down their phones.

 

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