A surge, please, on state bans against TWD (texting while driving)

Posted by on August 4, 2009 at 11:06 am.

The study, released last week by Virginia Tech University, analyzed the driving behavior of 203 truck drivers who traveled about 3 million miles equipped with in-cab cameras and other sensors. It found that sending and reading text messages on their phones was by far the most hazardous distraction to the drivers, causing the risk of a crash to be 23 times as high as for a nondistracted driver. The risk of a crash while driving under the influence of alcohol is about seven times as high as with an unimpaired driver, the study added.

Read the entire article here.

Download the VirginiaTech Transportation Institute study here.

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