Texting and cell phone use while driving causes auto accidents

Allstate Insurance sponsored a "Family Driving Challenge" created to prove the point that distracted drivers contribute to approximately 25 percent of all reported accidents, according to Allstate's research The drivers must drive through an obstacle course while texting and then again while talking on a cell phone. 6,000 people died in 2008 due to auto accidents involving a driver who was paying attention to something other than the road.

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