engine - 3:33 pm on Aug 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm really surprised by these figures. The number of people I see driving while on the phone is quite high, and they are not driving safely. I can see that as they swerve over the road, and as they get in the way.
Perhaps the alert drivers not using the phone are able to get out of the way of the drivers using their phones.
Researchers have found no link between the number of US drivers making phone calls while on the road and the number of accidents recorded.
A team at Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics analysed more than eight million incidents of car crashes and all fatalities on roads in eight US states.
They examined data before and after 9pm local time over a three-year period.
However they say their results do not include texting or internet browsing.Survey: Mobile Phone Use Of Drivers At-The-Wheel 'Not Linked' To Accident Figures [bbc.co.uk]