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Psychiatrist Explains Why We Text and Drive

It's a familiar scenario: A driver responds to a text while driving. Looking down for those few seconds, the driver loses control and spins off the road, or doesn't see the car ahead slow down and crashes into it. Another accident that could have been avoided. We hear these stories in the news, from friends or in public service ads warning of the danger of texting while driving. Statistics show that Americans who text and drive are 23 times more likely to crash than those who are...

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