Drivers make more mistakes while talking on the mobile phone.

Hands-free kit (Saab 9-5)Image via WikipediaNew research shows drivers make more mistakes when talking on a cell phone than when talking to passengers.

Researchers from the University of Utah found that while talking on mobiles, drivers were more likely to drift in their lane and were four times more likely to miss their turning.

However, there is one redeeming feature; drivers keep a much safer distance between their car and the one in front while they talk on a hands-free mobile phone.

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