The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute mentioned texting whereas driving “will increase the danger of a crash far more than earlier research have concluded with motorists taking their eyes off the street longer than they do when speaking or listening on their cell telephones.”
The institute used cameras to constantly observe gentle automobile drivers and truckers for greater than 6 million miles. It discovered that when drivers of heavy vans texted, their collision danger was 23 instances higher than when not texting, native media reported.
Dialing a mobile phone and utilizing or reaching for an digital system whereas driving elevated danger of collision about six instances in vehicles and vans, the examine mentioned.
Recent analysis utilizing driving simulators urged that speaking and listening have been as harmful as texting, however the “naturalistic driving research clearly point out that this isn’t the case,” the native media quoted a launch from the institute as saying.
“The dangers of texting typically utilized to all drivers, not simply truckers,” the researchers mentioned.