Talking on cells clogs roads:?Study

If you want another reason to find fault with drivers on cellphones, a new study out of the University of Utah suggests these chatty motorists are clogging roadways and making you late.

The study found drivers who talk on cellphones drive more slowly and at inconsistent speeds. Distracted motorists are also less likely to pass slow-moving cars and, in general, take longer to get from point A to point B.


Drivers on cellphones are likely adding an additional 10 per cent travel time to each of your trips, said lead researcher Dave Strayer, a professor at the University of Utah.

"Now that may not seem like a big deal, but when you consider that at any given time, 10 per cent of drivers are talking on cellphones and add that all up, it’s a big problem," said Strayer.

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