Drivers disregard cellphone hazard
"An international survey of 837 drivers who used cellphones while driving found that almost half swerved or drifted into another lane, 23% had tailgated, 21% had cut another driver off, and 18% nearly hit another vehicle. Despite these statistics, as well as national law prohibiting the use of a cellphone while driving, unless using a hands-free kit, people continue to talk and text on their phones while driving, wreaking havoc on the roads and endangering lives."
Why this is relevant:
This article cites research from WWU's Ira Hyman, a professor in the Psychology Department.