When it comes to smartphone-induced distractions, it seems we just can’t win. Researchers at the University of Southern Maine found that people were distracted by their phone, even when they weren’t using it.

According to one study, mobile users check their devices an average over 100 times a day. And most users can’t go 10 minutes without texting, checking an email or seeing if they missed a call. Even worse, did you know the mere presence of your cell phone is distracting?

Age of Distraction

Researchers asked volunteers from two universities to participate in attention exercises. The difference: one group was allowed to leave their phone on the desk; the other had to put their phones away.

The group without the phones on their desk performed significantly better, especially when it came to complicated tasks.

Researchers say evidence shows the presence of a cell phone can make you more inclined to hear conversations. It can also diminish attention span and cognitive ability.

Experts say the findings suggest that when we need to do some work the best thing to do is not just turn your phone off – but put it away as well.

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Have you or a loved one been injured by a negligent or distracted driver? As statistics show, all it takes is a split second for tragedy to strike.

Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible and comes in all forms. It is defined as any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely.

If you have our firm on your side, you can rest assured we will take an aggressive stance against the insurance companies. We will pursue the full compensation you deserve.

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