Texting Is Just About The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do While Driving
Texting isn’t like other kinds of driving distractions. It’s way more dangerous because it so encompasses our attention that it strips away an emergency "sixth sense" that alerts us when something is about to go wrong. A new study from researchers at the University of Houston pits texting against two other kinds of distraction—emotional stress and plain-old daydreaming. It sent 59 people driving down the same stretch of (simulated) road four times, once on regular high alert, once each while being bombarded...