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Posts Tagged ‘texting while driving’

Tollway Delivers Real-Time Traffic Info Via Twitter, But Reminds Drivers It’s Illegal To Look While Driving

In a move that seems too ridiculous to be real, there is a tollway in America that is planning to share real-time traffic info with motorists via tweets.

Illinois residents take note!

And let’s hope this doesn’t spread to other states.

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Social Media More Dangerous Than Drink Driving (So Don’t Tweet Behind The Wheel), Say Police

Using mobile phones to access social media sites when behind the wheel can be more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol, says a new report.

Research undertaken by the Transport Research Laboratory and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) found that drivers’ reaction times slowed by 38 percent when using their mobile phones to access sites such as Twitter and Facebook whilst controlling a moving vehicle.

In contrast, drivers at the alcohol drink-drive limit have a typical delayed reaction of just 12 percent.

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