Each week, we post articles about the dangers of distracted driving. The facts are clear — distracted driving causes accidents.
Reports have shown that driving while using a cellphone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%. Sending a text message while driving creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.
Despite these dangers, distracted driving remains a growing problem. According to new studies, the problem persists because drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel.
To illustrate this fact, the New York Times has developed an online game, designed to demonstrate the potential consequences of texting while driving. Click here to play.
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