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Study: More adults use phones while driving

Local results buck this trend

When Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies come upon an accident that looks like it was caused by inattentive driving, the first thing they do is grab the cell phone.
“We check the last call time and more often than not, the last time was just before the crash,” said Sheriff Brian Bellendir. This is the age of texting or using a phone while driving.
It may sound counter intuitive, but a study released Wednesday by the American Automobile Association Foundation indicated High school-aged teens report using their phones or texting while driving substantially less often than adults do. While ...

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