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texting on the road

Car and Driver magazine conducted a test to objectively measure the effects of driving while sending and reading a text message and the result shows how dangerous it could be on the road.

To cover different age ranges, two separate tests were set up on a road course–a 22-year-old Car & Driver intern and the other with the 37-year-old magazine’s editor-in-chief.

Both drivers using a Honda Pilot as the test vehicle and drove a straight line and were told to hit the brake in response to a light that flashed on the dashboard. That measured their baseline that needed to measure the effects of texting and drinking reaction time.

The results showed that at 35 mph (56km/h), it took the 22-year-old driver an extra 21 feet (6.4m) to hit the brake while reading a text message, and an extra 16 feet (4.9m) while typing a message. At 70 mph(113km/h), it took him 30 extra feet to jam on the brake while reading a text, and an extra 31 feet while composing.

At 35 mph, the 37-year-old magazine’s Editor-in-Chief took an extra 188 feet to step on the brake while reading a text, and an extra 90 feet while typing a message. At 70 mph, he took an extra 129 feet to hit the brake while reading a message, and an additional 319 feet while writing one.

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