In a recent article from CNBC
, a study shows that texting while driving is more dangerous than driving above the legal blood alcohol content levels.Car and Driver Magazine
conducted a study to test the driver's response time to brake by installing a red light in a vehicle, alerting the driver when to come to a stop. Driving 70 miles per hour on a deserted air strip, the driver was tested four times:
-reading an e-mail on a cell phone
-sending a text message
The results documented just how much worse cell phone use impacts one's response time than being intoxicated.
-sober: .54 seconds to break
-0.08 BAC: add 4 feet
-reading an e-mail: add 36 feet
-sending a text: add 70 feet.
It takes on average 4 times longer to brake while texting than when the driver is unimpared.
If you have questions about a car accident in which you have been involved and suffered injuries, call the Andrew Kim Law Firm
for your free consultation. In Bellevue and surrounding areas, (425) 289-1990. In Tacoma, (253) 682-2000 or toll free at (800) 636-3676.
Category: Car Accidents
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