Texting and Driving vs. Drunk Driving: Which is Worse?

Most teen drivers have cell phones, and they can be a really great resource for teens and their families. But cell phones and driving most definitely do NOT mix. Just how dangerous is driving and texting? Answer: More dangerous than you can imagine.

Car and Driver magazine conducted a test: driving drunk and driving while texting were compared. This comparison was performed on a closed course doing all straight lane driving.

The results of this test might shock you: texting and driving was found to impair driving more than driving drunk. Everyone knows that drunk driving is dangerous, but now we know that it’s even more dangerous for your teen to text and drive at the same time.