Texting While Driving Is Much More Dangerous Than We Realized, According to New Research Study

Texting While Driving Is Much More Dangerous Than We Realized, According to New Research Study

Texting (or emailing) while driving doubles a driver’s time to react to something on the road — and that makes texting even more dangerous than anyone realized until now.

According to a new research study released this week by Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute, it does not matter if the driver is typing his or her own message, or simply reading a message on their phone.

Reading or writing text messages — both are equally distracting and equally dangerous according to this new study.

According to the Deparment of Transportation, distracted driving was the reason for around 20% of U.S. traffic fatalities. While using a cellphone to talk or text is banned in most of the country, we all know that passing a law and having people stop doing that action are two different things.

Please be careful out there – don’t text or talk while you are driving.


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