By Erik Qualman
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If you have been imploring your teenager, husband, or wife to avoid texting or tweeting while driving; you have been vindicated by results (below) from a recent Car & Driver test. The results are frightening.
At 70 mph, it takes a driver 15 feet to brake while driving drunk. Yet, compared to sending a text this is almost twice as safe as it takes 31 feet to brake while sending a text.
Driving 35 mph, it takes a texting driver 25 feet before braking compared to only 4 feet for a drunk driver (6x safer!).
Twenty-one states have banned texting and driving; seems it’s time for the other 29 states to join them.
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