Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Good Morning: Texting and Driving Part 2

Another cool, wintry day is in store for us today: With a high of in the lower 40's there will be no doubt in your mind that it's December. Looking ahead to 2011, it appears that the new year will start in the mid 50's with a chance of rain. But that's still several days out, so the forecast is only approximate.

Yesterday somebody commented on my article about the danger of texting and driving, pointing out that talking on a cell phone is also a very dangerous thing to do. And that's absolutely true: talking on a cell phone is on par with driving drunk. Driving is visual and cognitive: Your safety, and the safety of other drivers and pedestrians depend on your ability to see what's going on around you, and be able to react swiftly. Texting and talking on a cell phone diminish your ability to do those things.

Car and Driver magazine's own real-world experiment showed without doubt that texting while driving is going to make you a bad driver, a dangerous driver.

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