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Simulator tests 'text-driving'

New research suggests texting while driving impairs motorists more than being under the influence of drink or drugs.

The RAC Foundation asked 17 to 24-year-olds to drive in a simulator while writing or reading texts and found average reaction times slowed by 35%.

Richard Westcott tests the effects of 'text-driving' using a simulator at the Transport Research Centre in Wokingham.


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