College students use mobile apps while driving
According to a new study more than one-third of college students are using mobile phone applications while driving. The worst about it is that some students continue using the phone applications after being in auto accidents.
After surveying 93 college students who own a smartphone and use applications at least four or more times per week, Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that 10 percent of the students "often," "almost always" or "always" use mobile apps while driving. While one-third indicated they "sometimes" use the apps while driving.
Researcher Lauren McCartney says, "Something needs to be done because since internet use causes cognitive and visual distraction that exceeds talking or texting, making it much more dangerous."
Back in 2009 an online survey showed that nearly 60 percent of teens ages 16 to 19 admitted to texting while driving.
What do you think? Do you think using the internet applications on your phone is more or less dangerous than texting or talking?