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Study: Talking on Cell Phone Distracts Others Nearby
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 20, 2013 @ 9:23PM
Created on April 20, 2013 @ 6:06PM
If you're an avid cell phone user, you may want to listen up, or maybe even hang up. Recent studies show you could be driving the person next to you a little crazy.
Scientists now say cell phones are distracting people. They say that overheard conversations on a cell phone are more distracting than hearing people talk nearby. In fact, a recent study shows that 75 percent of Americans are distracted by someone else using their cell phone. One woman says it doesn't bother her, but we could do more to change the trend.
"We should just try to focus on one-one-one conversation rather than technology a little more," said Lindsay Bonaccorso, Morgantown resident.
Studies show that the average American uses their cell phone for at least an hour a day. The best way to avoid getting on someone's nerves is to not talk so loud, and consider taking your phone call in a more private location.

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