Car and Driver: Texting and driving is worse than drinking and driving


Here’s more evidence that texting and driving is terribly dangerous. Car and Driver magazine tested to see how long it takes to hit the brake when completely unimpaired, legally drunk, reading e-mail, and sending a text message. It turns out that sending a text message adds 70 feet to your drive before you hit the break, the most out of all four scenarios.

What does that mean, in plain English? Basically it means that, of all the things you could do while driving, sending a text message is so incredibly dangerous that you should be ashamed of yourself if you do it.

And yet, I have a feeling that the perception is that drinking and driving is just about the worst thing a person can do, not only putting the driver in danger but everyone else on the road. That may be true, and it’s right to demonize drink-driving, but text messaging while driving should be just as icky, no?

I don’t know, how about this: try to be well-rested and sober while you drive, okay?

via Drudge/CNBC