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The count: New Orleans' position on list of cities where drivers spend the most time on their phones

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SOURCE: Life360, a tech company that tracks automobile safety.

HEY, NEW ORLEANS: HANG UP THE PHONE. The National Safety Council has designated April as "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," and New Orleans and Louisiana have once again ended up topping unenviable lists. In the "Top 10 states where cellphone use in the car is most frequent," we're second only to neighboring Mississippi. When it comes to individual cities, New Orleans takes a backseat to no one. Cellphones were used an average of 2.78 times per drive, according to Life360, the tech company that did the study. Cellphones are used on average 1.78 times per drive in the United States, the company said. Louisiana has a ban on texting while driving, but cellphone bans vary by age and driving experience.

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