Cell phones and the hazards of driving while chatting
Despite study after study indicating talking and texting on cell phones while driving causes crashes, few state governments seem willing to outlaw it. Two scientists who study distraction talk about how your brain really isn't that suited to multi-tasking, and what the cost can be when one of those tasks is driving.
- David Strayer: Psychology professor at the University of Utah. He's the principal investigator at the Applied Cognition Laboratory which tests driving performance and distractions.
- Steven Yantis: Professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University.