A study tested response times while sober, legally impared and texting. The results demonstated the slowest response time came while sending a text message.

Texting and Driving Worse Than Drinking and Driving | Washington Injury Attorney

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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:
-0.08 BAC
-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.

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