Texting, dialing cellphone while driving raises crash risk especially for teens, study finds

  • Article by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 2, 2014 - 7:05 AM

A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.

  • 1
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 1 of 1
FrankLJan. 1, 1411:04 PM

Actually this study makes sense, because most of the time driving is actually boring and only uses a minuscule portion of your brain's capacity. My guess is most studies about cell phones use a simulator which throw more split second decisions at you than a typical driver will see in a year.

0
0
  • 1 - 1 of 1

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT