According to the article “Texting While Driving Ban: Texting While Driving Laws Do Not Reduce Accidents” found on khabrein.info/news, a recent study shows that the recent bans on texting has not effectively brought accidents down in California.
The research was conducted by Highway Loss Data Institute, which is a non-profit organization supported by the auto insurance industry. The research shows that the rate of accidents before and after laws were enacted in California have not significantly changed. The study also pointed out that accidents in CA haven’t shown any significant changed in comparison to Arizona and Nevada where there are no bans on texting while driving.
The Automobile Club of Southern California finds the research interesting but they do not plan on accepting the study, citing that the samples were not large enough and the study is inconclusive. It’s still known that any distraction while driving will put you at a higher risk of being in an accident, whether it’s texting, changing the radio, or programming a GPS.