Thursday, June 20, 2013

Infographic: Four distracted driving myths

From EHS Today
How often have you heard someone claim that using a hands-free device renders behind-the-wheel cell phone conversations perfectly safe? Well, the National Safety Council (NSC) has news for those drivers: Using a cell phone while driving, even when both hands are planted firmly on the wheel, is dangerous behavior - and to believe otherwise is to buy into one of the biggest distracted driving myths out there. The reality, according to the infographic "The Great Multitasking Lie," is that drivers using handheld or hands-free cell phones are four times more likely to be involved in a car crash. NSC also estimates that drivers using cell phones are involved in 21% of all crashes in the United States.