Numerous studies and anecdotal evidence show that texting and handheld cellphones distract drivers. The question is whether outlawing these devices decreases accidents. A Virginia Tech study on the dangers of texting found that truck drivers who texted were 23 times more likely to get into a crash, but the results were based on a small sample and may not apply to passenger vehicle drivers. A study of 62 counties in New York found that fatal crashes decreased in 46 of the counties and all showed fewer injury accidents after a 2001 cell phone ban. However, Nevada’s Washoe County has seen a drop of 34.2% in distracted driving accidents with no ban in effect.