We’ve all seen people doing crazy things while they’re driving. We’ve seen makeup applied, coffee sipped, s andwiches eaten, even clothes being changed, all while someone is maneuvering a three-ton vehicle down a road at 65 miles-per-hour. It would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous.
But those things pale in comparison to watching someone trying to talk or text on a cell phone while driving. It doesn’t matter how many multi-tasking championship belts you’ve won, no one can effectively text and drive while tooling down the 405 without putting other people at risk.
The stats don’t lie. Check out these nuggets:
Distractions caused by drivers using h and-held devices make them 4 times more likely to be in an injury-causing accident.
Using a cell phone while driving lowers the brain activity used for driving by 37 percent.
Sending or receiving a texts requires a driver to take his eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. This means that at 55 miles-per-hour, a person can drive the length of a football field and never look at the road.
In short, using a cell phone while driving makes you deaf, dumb and blind. So just drive, will ya?