- Feb 19, 2006
Transportation Research Institute: "Cell phone or no, shut up and drive!"
According to the Transportation Research Institute at the University of
Michigan, drivers who talk to their passengers are just as impaired as drivers using their cell phones.
Researchers based their findings on the recorded behavior of 36 drivers in their vehicles. Interestingly, women and drivers under thirty were observed performing more distracting behavior than other test subjects.
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