Texting, dialing cellphone while driving raises crash risk especially for teens, study finds

  • Article by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 2, 2014 - 3:21 PM

A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.

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