Health Tip: Don't Multitask Behind the Wheel
The lowdown on distracted driving
(HealthDay News) -- Think you can safely have a phone conversation while driving? Think again.
Here's important information about distracted driving, courtesy of the U.S. National Safety Council:
- Talking on your phone typically slows reaction times at least as much as driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Phone use while driving requires your brain to multi-task, making driving much more unsafe.
- Talking to someone in the car is different than talking to someone on the phone. Passengers are much more aware of potential road dangers than phone contacts.
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