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Encouraging doctors to talk texting and driving

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The next time you go to the doctor, you might get advice on what you do when you drive.

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine encourages doctors to tell their patients not to talk or text while driving.  Just as they tell patients about the perils of smoking.

The article states doctors could play a key role in reducing crashes related to cell phone use.

More than half of U.S. states have restrictions on using cell phones while driving.  Iowa's law takes effect in July.

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