Texting while driving: How dangerous is it?

tumblr_static_texting-while-drivingIf you are cell phone user, you must be aware of words “text messaging”, a brief message that has 160 words character limit that can be received and sent to on all today’s mobile phones. Short name of texting is also SMS that is on rise, from nearly 9.8 billion messages a month in December ’05 to 110.4 billion in December ’08. With no doubt, majority of these messages are being sent by the car drivers while driving.is it a dangerous idea to text while driving .we decided to conduct a test

In academic researches that were conducted previously has shown that drivers ability to drive the car impairs. But no specific study has been conducted on real vehicle that is being driven. Also result of texting by drunk drivers on the same day and under the same circumstances were conducted.

For keeping things simple, we should focus on solely driver’s reaction times to a light that mounted at eye level through wind shield. And driving will be done in a straight line. By giving the preference to phones like blackberry, iPhone, and other Android mobile phones that text friendly and with QWERTY keypads and they would be using to text to same and familiar phones. 22 years Jordan Brown, who was armed with an iPhone, was representative of younger crowd. And in older demographics, 37 years old Eddie Alter man, who was using the Samsung Alias.

As the test vehicle our long term Honda pilot was used. Driver was needed to hit the brakes when they would see the red light on wind shield. Shotgun, used by the author trigger the red light and had monitored the results of drivers reaction.in three areas the data of test was recorded. Speed of vehicle via the VBOX’s GPS antenna; position of brake-pedal and steering angle via the Pilot’s OBD II port; and the red light’s status of on/off through an analog input. Five times each trial would be responded by the drivers to the light, and the slowest reaction time (the amount of time between the activation of the light and the driver hitting the brakes) was dropped.

First, both drivers’ reaction was tested at 35 mph and 70 mph to get readings of baseline. Then we repeated the driving procedure while they read a text message aloud. And the drivers typing the same message and their trial and the same message they had just received.

Socially and legally drunk drivers were completely unacceptable. on the other hand, texting is remained with respect to laws and opinion in formative period. While diving the texting, several jurisdiction have been passed. But even though legislation were passed to outlaw the texting behind the wheel, it would still be difficult to enforce it as law.In our test, neither of subject has any idea that reaction time would be slowed down. The main element in driving with safety is to keep one mind and attention on the road and focus on the driving more than texting.

About Brooke Chloe

Brooke Chloe is digital parenting expert. A writer of latest tech reviews. Her favorite Book is “Pivot of the Universe”. She don't write actually, its all her passion.
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