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Introduction

In the past 40 years, the automobile fatality rate has dropped almost 60% to 11.1 fatalities per 100,000 of the population.  This is a direct result of improved vehicle design and better enforcement of drunken driving laws.  Unfortunately, the auto fatality rate has started to increase again as a direct result of distracted driving.  At any given time, 11% of drivers are talking on the phone or are using applications.  The use of a phone, even a so called hands free phone, quadruples the risk of a crash.