Texting, driving don’t mix, doctors say

To be fair, physicians at the semi-annual American Medical Association took on some weightier issues, too. But among the actions they took Monday: Adopting a policy that says text messaging while driving is a public health risk.

They had to vote on that?

“Texting while driving takes the driver’s attention away from the road, which can lead to accidents,” physician Peter Carmel, a AMA board member, said in a news release. “A recent study found that text messaging while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road. No one should have to worry that other drivers are focused on texting instead of traffic. This is about keeping people safe on our roads.”