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.