Cell – Mobile Phones – Driver Distraction – Why Are Drivers Distracted While Using a Cell Phone or Mobile Phone?

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Researchers find answers as to why cell phones are so distracting – Americans are addicted to their cell phones. Researchers says about 8 in 10 people who own cell phones talk on them while driving, results that are disastrous to driving conditions. In fact, about one-third of traffic accidents per year (about 1.6 million) are attributed to people talking on their cell phones. According to one study, drivers who are talking on their cell phones are more likely to swerve in and out of lanes and miss an exit.
Researchers also say that hands-free cell phones really do not make any difference either. A review of studies suggests that hands-free cell phones are just as distracting as regular cell phones. Driving while talking or texting on a cell phone has been compared to driving while intoxicated. If you would like to read more on this study please see Researchers give reasons as to why cell phones are so dangerous while driving.
Although you may think you can multi-task, research suggests that the brain tends to primarily focus on one major activity at a time. Therefore, put your cell phones away while driving. Doing so will make Florida’s roadways a safer place for all drivers and especially children.

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