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  • Study: Cellphone bans associated with fewer urban accidents

    Illinois professor Sheldon H. Jacobson led a study that found an association between cellphone ban enactment and long-term trends in driver accident rates.

    Illinois professor Sheldon H. Jacobson led a study that found an association between cellphone ban enactment and long-term trends in driver accident rates.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Sheldon Jacobson, call 217-244-7275; email shj@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Assessing the Long-term Benefit of Banning the Use of Hand-held Wireless Devices While Driving,” is available online.