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The Wheel Thing: How often does distracted driving endanger your life?




The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than nine people are killed and more than 1,153 are injured every day due to
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than nine people are killed and more than 1,153 are injured every day due to "distracted driving" or driving while doing another activity.
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In just one hour observers witnessed 12,000 cases of distracted driving at school intersections throughout the state of California.

It's National Teen Driver Safety Week, but a number of studies show teens, and in fact, all drivers, still aren't driving all that safely. Today, on The Wheel Thing, our regular discussion about personal transportation, we focus on distracted driving.

Joining Alex Cohen to talk about the latest research is OC Register motor critic Susan Carpenter.

To hear the entire conversation click on the audio embedded at the top of the post.