Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Lab findings suggest reason cell phones and driving don't mix

Here is another study linking car accidents with driving.

Interestingly there is a good collection of articles to be found at the Car
Talk Site. The link is:

One of the articles is:

Multitasking: You can't pay full attention to both sights and sounds

The reason talking on a cell phone makes drivers less safe may be that the brain can't simultaneously give full attention to both the visual task of driving and the auditory task of listening, a study by a Johns Hopkins University psychologist suggests.

The study, published in a recent issue of "The Journal of Neuroscience," reinforces earlier behavioral research on the danger of mixing mobile phones and motoring. (see above link for full article)

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