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Law enforcement to crack down on texting and driving

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Driver on cell phone

Beginning in April, authorities say they'll be cracking down on drivers who text or use hand-held cell phones.

It's a month-long, nationwide operation supported by federal highway safety dollars.

The National Safety Council estimates that 28% of all crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones or texting.

According to a new study by AT&T, adults are more likely to be distracted than teenagers.

Nearly 49% of adults say they text and drive even though they know it is dangerous.

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