The perils of distracted driving

May 7, 2013 

Dr. Richard Restak, clinical psychologist and professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., reports that studies show when someone texts or uses a cell phone while driving, driver attention is reduced to the equivalent of driving while intoxicated.

Inattention greatly increases the likelihood of a wreck. The human brain is incapable of multitasking two complex activities such as driving and texting.

We now see more impaired drivers due to use of electronics than due to drunk driving. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) needs to change its name to Mothers Against Impaired Driving.

BRUCE R. FROHMAN

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