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.
Published
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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