A study finds only a small percentage of the population is capable of safely driving and talking on their cell phones simultaneously.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study finds that a small percentage of people can talk on their mobile phones and drive safely at the same time. As reported by LiveScience.com, researchers have found that 2.5 percent of the population fit into a group categorized as supertaskers, who can successfully multitask in this fashion.
James Watson of the University of Utah, a member of the study team, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “Given the number of individuals who routinely talk on the phone while driving, one would have hoped that there would be a greater percentage of supertaskers… And while we’d probably all like to think we are the exception to the rule, the odds are overwhelmingly against it. In fact, the odds of being a supertasker are about as good as your chances of flipping a coin and getting five heads in a row.”
The study will reportedly be published in the Psychonomic Bulletin and Review at a later date this year.
WiredPRNews.com – The latest in Technology News
Photo Credit: Wikipedia User Ed Poor