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In a speech delivered Thursday before the United Nations General Assembly, the United States’ ambassador said that she’s co-sponsoring a new resolution that would lead to more global restrictions on texting while driving.
“Worldwide, six out of seven people have access to cell phones, and more than a billion cars are on the road,” Ambassador Samantha Power said.
“In crowded conditions, with narrow roads and poor infrastructure, bicyclists and pedestrians are at particular risk. Too many drivers simply don’t understand the danger of taking their eyes, even briefly, from the road. And while drinking is episodic, the use of handheld devices is chronic. No one should die—or kill—because of a text message.”
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