Talking Point: The dangers of teens having cell phones

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(KSL News) In a matter of weeks, students across the state of Utah will be returning to classrooms armed with new backpacks, pencils and, possibly, cell phones.

Those cell phones will be used to help classmates reconnect with one another, and that has doctors worried.

ER doctors across the country are seeing a new dangerous trend: injuries, and even deaths, from teens and young adults text messaging at inopportune moments, such as driving, walking, rollerblading and biking.

Pediatrician Jeffrey Cline discussed the trend with us tonight in Talking Point.

To view this Eyewitness News Talking Point segment, click the play button above.

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