Jennifer
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Before her mother's accident, Jennifer says she used her car as an office. "I didn't text. That was something I knew I couldn't do. But I was on the phone," she says. "I was just under the same misconception as everyone else that if you've got that headset in your ear, you're okay."

Jennifer wants people to know having a headset won't protect you. "The man driving that car that hit my mother was driving for less than a quarter of a mile. He was on the phone for less than a minute. He couldn't do it. His brain couldn't handle it," she says. "It's not where your hands are. It's where your head is."

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FROM: This Show Could Save Your Life: America's New Deadly Obsession
Published on January 15, 2010

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