Texting While Driving & Dialing While Driving Raise Crash Risk – Talking Does Not

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A Virginia Tech study installed video cameras, gps devices, lane trackers and various speed detecting devices to figure out which processes actually distracted drivers. The study found that texting while driving and dialing while driving were the two things that took a driver’s attention from the road which would inevitably cause veering and response swerving, whereas talking did not have those effects.

As a side note, at least 12 states have banned the use of hand-held cellphones while driving and 41 ban text-messaging.

http://www.news-record.com/news/article_fb3a5f88-73ac-11e3-9dca-0019bb30f31a.html