Only a tiny fraction of “supertaskers” can do both simultaneously without ill effect - 2.5% of people studied could successfully drive and use a cell phone at the same time.
It took most people 20% longer to hit the brakes and increased following distances 30%, meaning they failed to keep pace in the simulator with virtual traffic. Also, their memory performance dropped 11% and their ability to do the math fell 3%.
Video: Stop texting while driving (http://bit.ly/S6osm). Terrifying. All drivers should watch this. Warning: This video may not be suitable for minors. References: 97.5% Can't Drive Safely Using Cell Phones. WebMD. Video: Stop texting while driving. Terrifying. All drivers should watch this. Texting while driving increases crash risk 23 times AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary (video).
Texting drivers deserve more than a fine - Chicago Tribune http://buff.ly/1mdoTVT From Twitter: @BiteTheDust: RT @DrVes: 98% of People Cannot Drive Safely Using Cell Phones http://bit.ly/cWMcLH 100% of drivers think they are in the 2%!