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  • Study: Talking while driving safest with someone who can see what you see

    Beckman Institute director Arthur Kramer and his colleagues found that drivers have fewer collisions when speaking on a cellphone to a remote partner who can see the road ahead than when speaking on a cellphone to someone who has no awareness of conditions inside or outside the car.

    Beckman Institute director Arthur Kramer and his colleagues found that drivers have fewer collisions when speaking on a cellphone to a remote partner who can see the road ahead than when speaking on a cellphone to someone who has no awareness of conditions inside or outside the car.

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  • To reach Art Kramer, call 217-244-8373; email a-kramer@illinois.edu. To reach John Gaspar, email jgaspar2@illinois.edu. To reach Kyle Mathewson, call 780-492-2662, email kyle.mathewson@ualberta.ca. The paper, “Providing Views of the Driving Scene to Drivers’ Conversation Partners Mitigates Cell-Phone-Related Distraction,” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.