Study: Distracted driving laws aren't working

April 6, 2013 12:22:20 PM PDT
It's illegal to talk on your cellphone while driving in California and 38 other states, but a new study shows the laws aren't working.

The U.S. Department of Transportation finds at any given time, about 660,000 drivers are texting, tweeting, talking, or otherwise preoccupied with their cellphones behind the wheel.

And according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey from 2010, there is little evidence that distracted driving has decreased in the past three years.

The poll surveyed 6,000 people age 16 and older.