Twice as likely seems like a lot. I would wonder if a short amount of texting vs being drunk for the whole trip would make a difference? But, as we have seen so many times, the collisions happen fast.
The time doesn’t seem to work the way some would think. So it’s a good thing that states are looking at the issue and making the roads safer:
It looks like legislation that more states should be looking at.
I hope that more they are reading :
Study Shows Texting While Driving Highly Dangerous, Rick Shapiro, July 29, 2009 8:00 PM
Ignoring the Dangers of Texting While Driving May Lead to Serious Consequences, Will Parker July 30, 2009 4:53 PM
Texting and Driving – More Deadly than Drinking and Driving?, Jeremy Thurman, September 20, 2008 3:18 PM
And the must see:
If Teen Driving and Texting is Fun Why Is She Crying?, Steve Lombardi, September 01, 2009 1:07 PM
Stay alive and drive when you are behind the wheel.
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