There is no evidence if using hands-free is any better, though.
A new study conducted by Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has found what we have suspected and known all along: using cell phone while driving causes more accidents.
The group analyzed 350 scientific papers that were published between 2000 and 2010, and found that distractions, such as that of cell phone, were responsible for between 15% and 25% of all car crashes in the US. The accidents include minor bumps to fatal accidents.
The report also said that there was “no conclusive evidence on whether hands-free systems were less risky than hand-held use”, and that texting while driving was even more riskier.
“Despite all that has been written about driver distraction, there is still a lot that we do not know,” GHSA executive director Barbara Harsha said in a statement.
“Clearly, more studies need to be done addressing both the scope of the problem and how to effectively address it.”