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Conn. accident shows dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving dangers get renewed attention after Conn. accident that killed jogger By The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) ' A fatal accident in southwestern Connecticut is prompting new calls for people not to use cellphones and other electronic devices while driving.

A 16-year-old girl who police say was using her cellphone when she struck and killed a jogger in March now faces charges that include negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and using a handheld telephone under age 18 while driving. The accident killed 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey of Norwalk.

Dorsey's father, Leo Dorsey, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he believes there's never a good reason to use a cellphone while driving. Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling says the accident shows how dangerous distracted driving can be.

Novice drivers are banned from using cellphones in 31 states and Washington, D.C.

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