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A study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute concluded that of all cell phone-related tasks—including talking, dialing, or reaching for the phone—texting while driving was by far the most dangerous. Why? For every six seconds of drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road. Even Oprah was quoted as saying, “how absolutely stupid it is that we continue to text and drive” and asked drivers to stop the act during one of her shows earlier this year.

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