Cell Phones Lead to Dangerous Driving? Maybe Not
A real-world study has found some interesting results. Maybe talking on cell phones isn’t that dangerous afterall.
The study was conducted by the Virginia Tech Tranportation Institute to test the theory that the practice leads to more injuries and even death, especially for young drivers. But the study found, that while texting and driving, dialing a phone number while driving, or even reaching for a phone while behind the wheel can be hazardous, ‘talking’ wasn’t so much.
The study tracked 42 16 and 17 year olds to collect data using the latest in high-tech devices. At the end of the research, though, that was collected with video cameras, GPS and other sensors, there was no additional danger. The VT study is in contrast to others that claim any cell phone usage while behind the wheel of a car is a distraction for young drivers that lead to accidents.