Cell phones and driving: Dangerous for you and baby
OK, I’m guilty and you may be, too. Chattering away or texting on our cell phones while we drive, hands-free or otherwise.
Did you know that cell phones account for 636,000 car accidents a year? 330,000 minor injuries. 12,000 serious injuries. And 2,600 deaths. That’s what the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis has learned.
And hands-free devices don’t improve safety while driving, according to researchers at the University of Utah.
When you’re on a call or texting, your thoughts aren’t on driving; they’re somewhere else. And that’s what’s dangerous.
Because of the risks, some companies have already told their employees: Don’t use a cell phone while driving.
The National Safety Council has called for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving. So be ahead of the curve, for yourself and your family. Don’t use a cell phone when you drive.