Distracted driving from cellphone use while driving is causing the first increase in traffic deaths in the USA in 40 years. See what the research shows.
Cellphones are starting to be seen as a public health issue. Drivers using a cellphone have the same impairment level as a drunken driver. And bystanders subjected to hearing to a one-sided cellphone conversation are more distracted and irritated than those exposed to a traditional two-way dialogue.