Is Cell Phone Use as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

August 2nd, 2015 by

In the state of New York, it is illegal to drive while using a cell phone. It’s also illegal to drive while drunk. Now, apart from your buddy who swears he drives better when he’s drunk, we all know driving under the influence is a bad idea that costs lives.

But what about cell phone use? We’ve all done it, and really, if you can talk to a passenger in your car, and you can drive with one hand, then what’s the difference? Is making a call while you commute that big of a deal?

The Mythbusters tested it out, having drivers perform a test course, including a speed trial, parallel parking, and accident-avoidance. They did the course once sober, again on a cell phone, and a third time after getting drunk (for science).

The result was shocking. The test drivers actually did worse while talking on a phone than they did after pounding back a few drinks.

From your neighbors at Sun Chevrolet & Auto Warehouse, think before you take out a phone behind the wheel. We have three locations in Chittenango, Cicero, and Cortland, and we’d like you to get here safely!

Fortunately, our new Chevrolet inventory is packed with safety features that can help keep you, and your teen driver, focused on the road.

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