Editorial: Distracted driving too dangerous to ignore


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The numbers are mind-numbing, but they really shouldn’t be given what we see on the road and — frighteningly — given what many of us do behind the wheel.

Those numbers also support the notion that we should all shut down our cellphones and other electronic devices before we hit the ignition switch in our cars, trucks and SUVs.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released results of a new survey that show we Americans continue to use electronic devices such as cellphones while driving despite the warnings — and perhaps our own experience — that it causes our driving to deteriorate and can lead to crashes, injuries and even death.

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