Drive Now, Talk Later!

Fall 2002 CSANews Issue 44  |  Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.Back to list

Talking on a cellular phone while driving may be as dangerous ­ perhaps more so ­ than drinking and driving. Researchers at the British Transport Research Laboratories tested cell phone users in a driving simulator. They found that reaction time for the cell phone users was 30% slower than for drunk drivers and 50% slower than for sober drivers. Cell phones may be particularly intrusive because they present four types of distractions ­ visual, auditory, mental and physical.

Source: Johns Hopkins Medical Letter