CELLPHONE USE WHILE DRIVING CAUSES OVER 1 IN 4 CAR ACCIDENTS
A new study by the National Safety Counsel revealed that the use of cellphones causes 26% of the nation’s car accidents. The same study revealed that 5% of cellphone-related crashes occur while texting. The majority of the accidents involve drivers distracted while talking on handheld or hands-free cellphones.
Researchers warn drivers that talking can be more dangerous than texting while operating a vehicle, and the use of talk-to-text applications is not a solution. Studies have shown that driving performance while using a hands-free phone was rarely found to be better than using handheld devices.
If you want to save yourself from a car accident, wait until you reach your destination before you answer your phone.
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