Research published recently by two University of Utah psychologists has elicited the kind of attention important findings deserve but don’t often receive. It’s no wonder. The study was designed to be provocative. It compared driving while using a cell phone to drunk driving, a comparison so easily comprehended and so distasteful to most people that its impact was assured. But the study was a means to an end: illustrating the dangers of using a cell phone behind the wheel in any circumstances.
In July The Ergonomics Report
This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2006-07-19.