Still tempted to send that text message or dial that phone while you're driving, despite all the warnings about how dangerous it is to do such things?
Then consider this:
Researchers at the University of Utah say a study they recently conducted involving 200 volunteers in driving simulators found that just 2.5% were "supertaskers" who could effectively operate a motor vehicle while also doing something else that required their attention -- in this case, talking on a cell phone.
"And while we'd probably all like to think we are the exception to the rule," Utah psychologist Jason Watson says in a press release issued by the university, "the odds are overwhelmingly against it. In fact, the odds of being a supertasker are about as good as your chances of flipping a coin and getting five heads in a row."
So the message remains: Please put the phone down.
(H/T to NPR's Howard Berkes for telling us about the study.)