As I walked up the street of my neighborhood yesterday, I noticed a neighbor's 16-year-old daughter driving up the street weaving from curb to curb. The problem was she was sending a text while driving. According to BBC News, texting while driving it worse than drinking while driving.
The RAC Foundation found that the average reaction times slowed by 35% when 17 to 24-year olds drove in a simulator while reading or writing a text message. Previous studies found that reactions were 21% slower among those who smoked cannabis and 12% slower for those who drank to the legal limit.
In the UK, drivers can be fined £60 and three points from their license for driving while using a hand held phone.
Via BBC News