Friday, September 19, 2008
Texting while driving 'more dangerous than drugs or alcohol'
Taken from Yahoo News.
Research carried out on 17 young drivers (aged 17-24) using a simulator
Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) -- which carried out the study for the
The tests also showed that texters were less able to maintain safe
RAC Foundation director Stephen Glaister said the research "clearly shows
TRL researcher Nick Reed added: "When texting, drivers are distracted by
Nearly half of all drivers aged 18 to 24 in Britain admit to texting while
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
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