Is using a phone while driving dangerous?

Is using a phone while driving dangerous? In the second of a two-parter, Risk Bites looks at cell phone use and distracted driving. This week's Risk Bites team: David Faulkner (Script, post-production) Ray Bingham (Technical Advice) Andrew Maynard (all the other stuff) Additional information: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Distracted Driving links: http://www.umich.edu/~driving/safety/distraction.html Beede, K. E., & Kass, S. J. (2006). Engrossed in conversation: The impact of cell phones on simulated driving performance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 38(2), 415-421. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2005.10.015 Ishigami, Y., & Klein, R. M. (2009). Is a hands-free phone safer than a handheld phone?. Journal of Safety Research, 40(2), 157. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2009.02.006 Jacobson, P. D., & Gostin, L. O. (2010). Reducing distracted driving. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 303(14), 1419-1420. http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2010.414 Liang, Y., Lee, J. D. and Yekhshatyan, L. (2011). How Dangerous Is Looking Away From the Road? Algorithms Predict Crash Risk From Glance Patterns in Naturalistic Driving. Human Factors 54, 6, 1104-1116 http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/0018720812446965 Kass, S. J., Cole, K. S., & Stanny, C. J. (2007). Effects of distraction and experience on situation awareness and simulated driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 10(4), 321-329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2006.12.002 Wilson, F. A., & Stimpson, J. P. (2010). Trends in fatalities from distracted driving in the United States, 1999 to 2008. American Journal of Public Health, 100(11), 2213. http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2009.187179 Risk Bites is your guide to making sense of risk. We cover everything from understanding and balancing the risks and benefits of everyday products, to health science more broadly, to the potential impacts of emerging technologies, to making sense of risk perception. If you enjoy our videos, please subscribe, and spread the word! Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites

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