The crackdown on distracted driving seems to be working.
That's according to a new government study.
The study says hand held cell phone use and texting while driving dropped sharply in Syracuse, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, during four periods of stepped-up enforcement coupled with media campaigns.
The Transportation secretary says, the study shows that strong laws combined with highly visible police enforcement can reduce dangerous cell phone use behind the wheel.
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