Is it dangerous to drive while talking on my cell phone?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The research is undeniable. One out of every 4 car accidents is caused by drivers using cell phones. This epidemic is sweeping the country and only promises to proliferate as a text-happy generation of teenagers takes to the road.

The analysis of brain functionality concludes that using a cell phone while driving acutely slows your reaction time. Whether you’re pocketing a newly-minted license or you’ve been driving for decades, this habit is distracting, dangerous, and potentially deadly.

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