Health Tip: Don't Multitask Behind the Wheel

The lowdown on distracted driving

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(HealthDay News) -- Think you can safely have a phone conversation while driving? Think again.

Here's important information about distracted driving, courtesy of the U.S. National Safety Council:

  • Talking on your phone typically slows reaction times at least as much as driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • Phone use while driving requires your brain to multi-task, making driving much more unsafe.
  • Talking to someone in the car is different than talking to someone on the phone. Passengers are much more aware of potential road dangers than phone contacts.

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