December 17, 2014
Texting While Driving
Wellness Tip

Texting While Driving

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

Texting while driving is as dangerous as driving drunk, suggests a study in Traffic Injury Prevention.

Subjects performed a simulated driving task while texting or not texting. The next day, they took the same driving test after consuming increasing amounts of alcohol.

Not surprisingly, texting slowed braking time and increased speeding. In fact, when they texted, their driving performance was at least as bad as when their blood alcohol levels were at or above the legal driving limit in the U.S.