Policing Employee Texting At The Wheel

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT) -- Just how dangerous is sending or receiving a text message while driving? In 2010, the American Journal of Public Health published a study claiming that texting while driving resulted in approximately 16,000 road fatalities nationally from 2001 to 2007.

In 2009, Car and Driver magazine conducted a study that showed that text messaging while driving was potentially more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. In fact, that study concluded that texting slowed a driver’s reaction time by up to three to four times more...
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