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Paul Green quoted in Detroit Free Press

April 22, 2009

Cell phone use adds to drivers' response time

Paul Green, research professor in UMTRI's Human Factors Division and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, was quoted in an April 23 Detroit Free Press article entitled "Bills crack down on cell phone use on the road."

According to Dr. Green, "talking on a phone--even with hands-free equipment--can add a quarter second to a driver's response time. That would add 22 feet to the distance it takes to stop a vehicle going 55 m.p.h."

See the full article here: "Bills crack down on cell phone use on the road," Detroit Free Press, April 23, 2009.