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Q&A 6

<p style="background:white"><strong>6. What, if anything, is NHTSA doing to try to combat this problem?</strong></p>

NHTSA is conducting research projects on driver cell phone use and will continue to monitor the research of others on this subject. As we learn more and as wireless technologies evolve and expand, NHTSA will make its findings public.

NHTSA is encouraging state and local government partners to reduce fatalities and crashes by identifying ways that states can address distracted driving in their Strategic Highway Safety Plans. Our state and local partners are keys to any success we will have in addressing distracted driving.

States can take some steps immediately to reduce the risks of distracted driving. One example is installing rumble strips along roads to get the attention of distracted drivers before they deviate from their lane.

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