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Driving while distracted is a growing peril in a nation reluctant to put down its cell phones and handheld devices even behind the wheel, the Obama administration declared on Sept. 30 -- and young people (drivers age 20 or younger) are said to be the biggest culprits.

Opening a two-day meeting to find ways to...

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