i ran across a
on how drivers that talk on cell phones have slower reaction times and stopping times than those under the influence of alcohol:
“The research said reaction times were, on average, 30% slower when talking on a mobile than when just over the legal limit, and nearly 50% slower than when driving normally.”
i’m embarrassed to admit that i’ve been known to talk on the phone in the car while trying to type an email on my 2-way pager and fish for change for the oh-so-frequent chicago toll booths. yes, i know it’s stupid, but’s it’s amazing how easy it is to get seduced into thinking that your car is just a mobile office.