• The Problem of Cell Phone Distracted Driving

  • Multitasking is a myth

    Driving and cell phone conversations both require a great deal of thought. When doing them at the same time, your brain is unable to do either well. For example, it's nearly impossible to read a book and have a phone conversation. While driving, this often results in crashes due to delayed braking times and not seeing traffic signals.

    The Great Multitasking Lie
  • Cell phone crashes are under-reported

    We know cell phone-related car crashes are a problem. We just don't know how big the problem is. Unfortunately, no breathalyzer-like test exists for cell phone use behind the wheel and drivers in crashes are often reluctant to admit use. This creates a huge gap in the data.

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  • Cell Phone Estimate Summary

    NSC estimates cell phone use is involved in 26 percent of all car crashesLearn About Estimate
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    Our Focus on the Drive e-newsletter keeps you updated on new research, educational materials, state laws and impact stories related to cell phone distracted driving.

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  • Let the research stand for itself

    We focus where the data shows we can make an impact. Check out more than 50 research studies showing the dangers of distracted driving.

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  • There's no safe way to use a cell phone and drive

    Even when talking hands-free, drivers can miss seeing up to half of what's around them because they are engaged in a cell phone conversation.

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