Monday, July 27, 2009

Why It's Dumb to Text and Drive

We've written before about the folly of texting. (See our May 26 blog here.) Now comes even more proof. A new study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute finds that texting while driving doesn't merely double or triple the risk of a crash; it increases the risk 23 times.

Compared with other sources of driver distraction, “texting is in its own universe of risk,” said Rich Hanowski, who oversaw the study at the institute, which is affiliated with Virginia Tech.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Manick said...

related video:
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/07/18/technology/1194841442782/distracted-drivers.html?ref=technology

November 9, 2009 at 2:48 AM  

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