A good friend in Illinois just blogged about the American Medical Association’s push to get states to pass driver cell phone use laws.
Reporters also learned the new AMA policy encourages physicians to educate patients on the public health risks associated with driving while distracted with text messages and cell phones. The AMA is supporting any state legislature enacting laws to eliminate the use of text messaging by motorists while driving.
Included in this post is some shocking information.
The AMA sites a recent study reflects text messaging while driving causes a 400% increase time spent with eyes off the road. American drivers and passengers should not have to be concerned that other drivers are focused on texting instead of traffic.
It makes sense. When your eyes are on your cell phone and you are concentrating on hitting the right button they can’t concentrate on traffic.