Does texting while driving turn you into a zombie? According to authorities in California, it does. 

California has launched a new public service campaign aimed at curbing distracted driving. In the campaign, drivers are depicted as zombies — drawing from the concept that using a cellphone while driving limits brain activity.

“The message is a third of your brain is not there because you’re doing that on the phone while you’re driving, you really become a zombie,” said Chris Murphy, California Office of Traffic Safety. 

California enacted a ban on texting while driving in 2008. Since that time, traffic deaths have significantly dropped in the state. Unfortunately, Florida remains one of the few states without such a ban. As we reported last month, Florida’s texting while driving bill was defeated in the House. 

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