Distracted Driving Documentary features HSRC researcher

Photo of Arthur Goodwin and WRAL Reporter“I think the research is clear on cell phones and driving; cell phones increase the risk of a crash,” said Arthur Goodwin, senior research associate at HSRC in a documentary entitled “Fatal Distraction.” The documentary aired on August 26 on WRAL news in Raleigh, NC. The segment brought light to the issue of distracted driving and the risks involved with cell phone use while driving. “Research shows if you use a cell phone while driving, you are at a four times higher risk of being involved in a crash,” stated Goodwin during the documentary. Hosts of the documentary also talked to North Carolina law enforcement, as well as the families of two crash victims whose lives were lost due to distracted driving. North Carolina passed a ban on texting while driving in the state last year.

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