Study Shows Cell Phone Usage Behind the Wheel is as Dangerous as Being Over the Drink-Drive Limit
A recent study by the Telegraph found that cell phone use impairs a person’s ability to safely operate a car. Levels of impairment were found when simply talking on a cell phone while driving, an in depth and focused conversation impaired the driver even more, and texting has a level of impairment equal to .10 BAC! So the question of the show is why is DUI criminalized, when cell phone use is not? In discussing DUIs, Jonathan also tells us about a new breath test machine getting set to be used by law enforcement here in Washington state. The Drager 9510 (deployment plan).