Emanuel to Make Announcement on Chicago Mayor Race

A new study says laws that ban texting while driving don't reduce wrecks and might actually increase risks.


The insurance institute for highway safety compiled data from three states before and after driver texting was banned.


The study found the number of crashes actually increased after the bans were implemented.


An institute spokesperson says the increase might be the result of drivers trying to keep phones out of view while texting.


WASHINGTON (WIFR) -- Emanuel reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain he'll run for mayor of Chicago. If Emanuel does step aside, white house senior advisor peter rouse is widely suspected to take his spot, at least on an interim basis.

Advisor and close Obama family friend Valerian Jarrett is another strong contender.

"We will see what decisions need to be made based on decisions the current chief of staff might make.” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

If Emanuel does decide to run for mayor of Chicago, he needs to act quickly.

The filing date for next year's primary is November 22.

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