The US will ban texting, talking while driving, and picking up gadgets.
The accident rate in states that ban smartphones or other driving devices is lower than in those that don’t have harsh penalties for using them.
Statistics show that accidents per 100 000 people have decreased by 10% after the ban on the use of gadgets. Oregon and Washington are the leaders, where smartphones cannot be picked up in traffic jams.
Although there isn’t a bill that would ban all gadgets while driving, American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will lobby for changes. According to this amendment, a driver holding a smartphone will be treated the same as if he had an open bottle of alcohol next to him. This is equivalent to drunk driving.
Driver inattention was responsible for 3,000 deaths on US roads in 2020. Many motorists were distracted from their gadgets.