In the wake of the “first study of drivers texting inside their vehicles,” Matt Ritchell reports in the NY Times that “thirty-six states do not ban texting while driving.”
While some folks may not want use of their cell phones regulated by the government, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee:
The new study, which entailed outfitting the cabs of long-haul trucks with video cameras over 18 months, found that when the drivers texted, their collision risk was 23 times greater than when not texting.
I’ve never been a big fan of cell phones and don’t have the patience for texting, but honestly those do it on the road are just plain stupid. Not only are they risking their own lives, but they are also risking the lives of others.