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Posts Tagged ‘tweeting while driving’

Last Tweet From Car Crash Victim Is About Tweeting While Driving

We all know that texting while driving kills – yet drivers, especially young drivers, do it all the time.

And now we have a story of five young men dead in a one-car crash and a couple of tweets from one of the victims, a passenger, bragging about drinking and tweeting while driving.

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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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