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Study: Teen driver cell phone use unaffected by restrictions, despite awareness

In December 2006, North Carolina made it illegal for drivers under the age of 18 to use a cell phone or any technology associated with a cell phone while a vehicle is in motion. However, a study by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center's (HSRC) Center for the Study of Young Drivers has found this restriction had no long-term effect on the behavior of teenage drivers. The study also found many teenage drivers may be shifting from talking on a cell phone to texting.

HSRC team improves safety for cyclists using shared-lane markings

Remembering Mary Ellen Tucker

The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 300  |  Campus Box 3430  |  Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
Phone: 919.962.2203  |  Fax: 919.962.8710