Thursday, September 23, 2010

Still talking on the phone when you drive?

New statistics are out today. Auto deaths caused by cell phones and texting while driving rose 28 percent in 3 years.

I assume that if you are smart enough to read this fantastic blog (!), you would never even think of TEXTING while you drive, so I won't even address that.

And if you think you are practicing safe habits by using a hand-held device, think again. It's still dangerous.
"Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

"Using a cell phone use while driving, whether it's hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. (Source: University of Utah)"
No phone call is as important as your life.

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