Dear Ann Landers, The Japanese National Police Agency recently announced that in six months, it had recorded nine deaths and 1,627 injuries in car accidents where the drivers were talking on cell phones. I wonder whether that's how it is in the United States. -- N.Y.C.
Dear N.Y.C., Yakkers are the same worldwide. They can't possibly give full attention to driving when they're gabbing on the phone. I'd guess the accident rate is about the same in the United States.