Scientists from various Australian universities in collaboration with the University of Barcelona have compared the effects of mobile use while driving with the effects of alcohol using a simulation. Their experiment demonstrates that using a handsfree kit or sending text messages is as dangerous as being above the legal alcohol limit.
Cell phones, due primarily to smartphones, have become widely used appliances. In addition to being used for voice communications, they are used for texting, browsing and downloading from the internet, and photography. Because of their wide use, cell phones have become the focus of scientists. Two areas of concern to scientists are the effects on our body of radiation from the phones and the use of cell phones by drivers while they are driving. Here are links to some of their reports.