We’ve all seen people weaving or driving inappropriately too slow or too fast while speaking on a cell phone or texting and perhaps even tweeting or updating Facebook. Reuters reports on a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA – a non-profit group) that reviewed 350 scientific papers from 2000 that indicates that 25% of car crashes occur while drivers are using cell phones and other gadgets.
The data incidates that 5,500 people died and almost 500,000 people were injured in accidents related to a distracted driver. Many states and cities have enacted some form of law that bans distracted driving. This usually takes the form of not allowing people to holding and using a cell phone to speak or text while driving. However, ABC News notes that the same report shows:
So, what should be done as car manufacturers and drivers install and use more and more distracting devices while driving?
You can find the GHSA report at: