Driving While Intoxicated vs Driving While Texting
By Lawrence Taylor
Which is more dangerous to human life: driving under the influence of alcohol — or driving while texting?
Texting Could Be More Dangerous Than Drunken Driving
June 25 –This morning, NBC's 'Today' show featured a story on how driving while texting could be more dangerous than driving while under the influence of alcohol. Car & Driver has developed a test to measure the difference in reaction times when driving while reading an email, actively texting and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08, the legal limit. The test takes place on an abandoned air strip.
In terms of reaction time, both reading an email and texting were far worse than being inebriated for the older subject, Car & Driver Editor in Chief Eddie Alterman, 37...continue to full post
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