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Almost 40,000 people die in car accidents each year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Every 10 seconds, a victim of a car accident is treated in an emergency room for accident-related injuries. Sixteen percent of all fatal crashes in 2008 were caused by driver distraction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These are some scary statistics. Many of these crashes could have been prevented. To lower your chances of getting into an unnecessary car accident (or worse), here are 5 things you should NEVER do while (or, in some cases, right before) driving:
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