Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ignoring the Perils of Driving and Talking? You May Be Addicted, Prof Says

Talking on a cell phone results in an estimated 2,600 fatal car accidents every year, according to a 2003 Harvard study noted in the article.
Crashes are just as risky for those who use hands-free devices, researchers have found.
Scientists say people talk on cell phones despite the risks because of the pressure to stay in touch, the story says. And some people using digital devices show signs of addiction, making it difficult to give up the devices while driving, according to Harvard psychology professor John Ratey. More.

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