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Researchers: Cell phone as impairing as alcohol on the road

By Jesse Fray · January 13, 2009 · Comment on this

KU's Transportation Research Institute says that driving while talking on a cell phone is as bad as driving drunk.

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Benjamin Roberts 5 years, 3 months ago

I don't quite get it. If cell phones are "at least as debilitating as driving drunk", then the statistics should be similar. 2600 deaths credited to cell phone use versus 14470 (see link) for drunk driving actually proves the opposite of the reported conclusion. Unless, of course, there are five times more drunk drivers then cell phone drivers.http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-08-20-drunk-driving_N.htm

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