You there, with the surreptitious driving-while-texting action and also you, with the hands-free gadgetry on your head—take heed. The National Transportation Safety Board, an independent agency that traffics in such matters, wants you both to hang it up.
Despite any illusions some of us may still harbor about our manual dexterity and multitasking prowess behind the wheel, a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has found that text messaging and driving really don’t mix. Surprise.
Eleven days after a car accident nearly claimed his life, New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine was in stable enough condition to entertain the possibility of resuming work from his hospital bed. His staff is apparently looking into video-conferencing options for him to use when he is ready and able.