Driving performance declines when texting

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. At 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field.
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Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. At 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field.

Jared Gilmour is a McClatchy national reporter based in San Francisco. He covers everything from health and science to politics and crime. He studied journalism at Northwestern University and grew up in North Dakota.