A new study from the University of Utah finds drivers are much more distracted by talking on a cell phone than talking with another passenger in the car.
Using a driving simulator, researchers found drivers on cell phones drifted out of their lanes and missed exits more often than those chatting with a passenger.
In fact, cell phone drivers are as impaired as drivers with a .08 blood alcohol level and young adults on the phone have reaction times as slow as senior citizens.
On another note, hands free won't help, the study finds it's the conversation that's the biggest distraction.
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