Using a Smartphone

True or False

People are as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as they are when they drive intoxicated at the legal blood-alcohol limit.

True. According to a study by the University of Utah, people are as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as when they drive intoxicated at the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.08%. Also, check out this great episode from MythBusters - it's a great visual.

References
University of Utah. (2011). Drivers on cell phones are as bad as drunks. UNews Archive. https://archive.unews.utah.edu/news_releases/drivers-on-cell-phones-are-as-bad-as-drunks/

 

Part 01

MythBusters

Cell Phones versus Drunk Driving

Part 02

MythBusters

Cell Phones versus Drunk Driving

Part 03

MythBusters

Cell Phones versus Drunk Driving