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    SYDNEY, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Australia could be the first country to launch a device which jams texting signals and calls in cars.

    Accidents caused by drivers texting on their mobile phones while their cars in motion have increased in recent years despite strict laws being introduced to stop the practice in Australia.

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    It is a small gadget that fits under the steering wheel of most car models made after 1996.

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