Who’s in Charge: You or Your Smart Phone?

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If you drive with your cell phone turned on, consider this: one passionate critic of “distracted driving” killed two people while he was texting. Drivers tell pollsters they know that’s dangerous, but many admit they do it anyway. Now, neuroscientists say they don’t have much choice. We’ll hear how the “beep” from the cell phone throws a driver’s brain out of balance, often with tragic results. What will that mean for the law, insurance rates—and new forms of the communications technology we all depend on?

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