A new article in the Los Angeles Times provides some additional perspective on the recently released study which claimed that manual texting and voice-activated texting at the wheel tend to have the same negative impact on driving ability. The author compares the results of that study with a AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study which found that only 26% of people copped to sending a text while driving. This somewhat conflicts with survey results held in unison with the aforementioned texting study. That survey found that 52% of people claimed they had texted at the wheel, while 72% said they did so at red lights. It would appear that a person’s definition of texting shifts depending on the way the question is phrased.
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