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Real risks of cellphone use while driving?

By Deborah Kotz
Globe Staff / December 19, 2011
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Is it really so dangerous to talk on your phone while driving that it should be banned altogether? Well, that depends on who you ask. The National Transportation Safety Board announced last week that it would like to see all states prohibit cellphone use of any kind while driving, except in emergencies. But in a bit of strange timing, a study was also released last week in the journal Epidemiology that found that speaking on a cellphone might not be as risky as previous research suggested.

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