In Other News, Watching Anything Other Than the Road May Be Hazardous to Your Health
The first study of drivers texting inside their vehicles shows that the risk sharply exceeds previous estimates based on laboratory research — and far surpasses the dangers of other driving distractions.
Yes, and let me point out as well that texting while bicycling and riding your skateboard (both activities that I have observed on multiple occasions recently) is hazardous as well.
As a dedicated cyclist, I do see more inattentive drivers on the road these days; the advent of the cellphone definitely made me more cautious around intersections. However, as I start with the assumption that they all intend to kill me, it doesn't change things much.