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News Roundtable | New Distracted Driving Law





  • On Oct. 1, a new law goes into effect in Oregon making it illegal to do almost anything with your phone while you’re driving — besides making or receiving hands-free calls. We talk with Jay Winsten, Associate Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, about how laws like this fit into the uphill battle to change people’s behavior when it comes to cellphone use behind the wheel.

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