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Experts break down driving distractions

December 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
What's more distracting while driving? A chatty passenger or a chatty friend on the other end of your blue tooth? Experts performed a little study to find out.University of Utah researchers studied 41 pairs of mostly young drivers on a simulated course.

Results showed drivers made more mistakes such as drifting across lanes and missing turn offs when talking on their hands free phones than conversing with their passengers.

In fact, chatty passengers barely disrupted driving at all.


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