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Texting is more dangerous when driving V.J. | , 11:36 a.m. July 28, 2009 2009-07-28

A recent study has found out that texting while driving is even more dangerous than talking on mobile phones.

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has conducted a research and learned that texting while driving increases the risk of crash more that previous studies have concluded. Drivers will take their eyes off the road for a more time than they do when listening or talking on their cell phones.

According to AP, the Virginia Tech Transportation followed for more that 6 million miles a number of light vehicles drivers and truckers. The research team has found out that truckers were exposed to a collision risk 23 times greater than when they were talking on their mobile phones.

The Virginia Tech Transportation research also suggests that dialing a cell phone and using or reaching for an electronic device increased collision risk about 6 times in cars and trucks.

"Talking/listening to a cell phone allowed drivers to maintain eyes on the road and were not associated with an increased safety risk to nearly the same degree," the institute said. "These results show conclusively that a real key to significantly improving safety is keeping your eyes on the road."

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