Accident Risk Greater with Texting Than Other Driving Distractions


Amid substantial efforts in recent years to raise awareness about the risks of distracted driving, the findings of a new study suggest that texting while driving is substantially more dangerous than other psychological distractions, such situations that cause drivers to be emotionally or mentally challenged.

Researchers out of the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute released a new study on May 12, suggesting drivers who text while driving are more prone to veering off course, suggesting that the activity has a greater disruption to the eye-hand coordination, increasing the risk of an auto accident.

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