Will there come a time when using a cell phone or texting while driving is as socially unacceptable as drunk driving? Today, the US Department of Transportation wraps up a Summit on Distracted Driving, and Maryland’s law barring drivers from sending text messages while driving goes into effect. We explore our own behavior, and look at what scientists are learning about our brains’ ability to do more than one thing at a time.


  • Jamie Raskin Member, Maryland State Senate (D- Dist. 20 Montgomery County); and Professor of Law, American University's Washington College of Law
  • John Townsend Manager of Public and Government Relations, AAA Mid-Atlantic
  • David Strayer Professor of Psychology, University of Utah

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