Drivers on phones "as bad as drunks"
I live in a suburban area with lots of towering SUVs and the women who drive them are always on the phone.
Literally always. In a way I'm impressed, I mean, isn't it impressive to have so many people to talk to? But now the truth is out.
A new Univeristy of Utah study indicates that people who talk on mobile phones while driving are as impaired as drunk drivers.
Overall, three drivers out of 40 test persons crashed into the car in front. All were talking on mobile phones. None were drunk.
The researchers pointed out that while none of the drunk drivers crashed, their hard, late braking is 'predictive of increased accident rates over the long run'.
Read the full results here.