About eight years ago, Frank A. Drews, Monisha Pasupathi and David L. Strayer conducted a psychological experiment in which they tested the effects of conversing while driving. This research was performed at the University of Utah College using a driving simulator. The authors are interested in this topic because driving is an efficient way to get from place to place, but it is also dangerous as well. This experiment is important because it could demonstrate the hazards of driving while being distracted, like talking to a passenger or on a cell phone. They also wanted to compare this study with other previous experiments done in the past with similar purposes.
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