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New statistics about texting and driving from Iowa Department of Public Safety

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

There's new information about texting and driving from the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Each year in Iowa - an average of ten lives are lost and nearly 1,000 people are hurt in around 1,800 distracted driving crashes.

That's nearly three people hurt each day.

One study says driving while using a cell phone - reduced the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent.

Also a report from the National Safety Council found more than one out of every four traffic crashes is caused by people talking on cell phones or sending text messages.

Read more here.

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