Texas takes a tough stand on texting while driving. In the Lone Star state, school bus drivers cannot text or use a cell phone while driving under state law. Individual cities like El Paso also have laws restricting the use of cell phones while driving. There’s a reason why Texas and many other states place restrictions on drivers using cell phones. Texting and other activities severely impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. A recent scientific study provides supporting evidence. Specifically, the study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute discovered that drivers react twice as slow while texting.
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Results from the recent study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute revealed some shocking statistics. Using a closed road, the scientific test involved drivers attempting to read or write a text message while driving on an open road and a section of roadway lined with construction barrels. Throughout the test, drivers who were texting reacted much slower than the test subjects who were not texting. “It is frightening,” the researchers wrote, “to think of how much more poorly our participants may have performed if the driving conditions were more consistent with routine driving.”
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