Deadly Oak Cliff wreck shows dangers of using devices while driving

A man who ran a stop sign near Wynnewood Village and slammed into a bus carrying 11 elderly passengers, killing a 70 year old woman, told police he was looking at his GPS, according to this report. Now he is likely to be charged with criminally negligent homicide at least.

It is a nightmarish scenario that could happen to any of us, or to our teens, if we don’t lay off the devices while driving. A recent Virginia Tech study showing that the risk of causing an accident is 23 times higher while text messaging also found that just dialing the phone or reaching for an electronic device increases the chance of a car wreck by as much as 3 percent. The study has prompted Congress to consider a possible nationwide ban on texting while driving. States that didn’t comply with the ban would risk losing 25 percent of their federal road improvement funding.



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