Texting and driving don't mix, just as suspected

Texting and driving don't mix, just as suspected

Sending or receiving messages proves even worse than cell phone calls for young adults on simulators

By Nathan Seppa, 15:24 PM December 22, 2009

Text messaging while driving leads to slowed reaction time, unplanned lane changes and more collisions, according to a new study published online December 21 in Human Factors. The finding bolsters other research showing that texting and even using MP3 players don’t mix well with driving.

This finding might seem like a no-brainer, and in some states texting while driving is illegal. But the effects of texting while driving have not been extensively studied, says study coauthor Frank Drews, a...

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