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Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

Studies have shown that driving while talking on a cell phone is tantamount to driving drunk. Using a cell phone can physically distract drivers, requiring a hand or shoulder if not hands-free, and all types of cell phone, including hands-free, distract drivers mentally—emotionally and intellectually. Speaking with someone who cannot adjust conversation to the flow of traffic keeps a driver’s attention and conversation outside of the car and can lead to greatly impaired driving.

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