Ringing cell phone can be distracting as well
Everyone by now probably knows the impact of cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle. There have been many news stories about tragedies related to driving and texting as well. Many research reports have concluded the dangerous distraction that can occur while chatting. Now the ring of a cell phone can be just as distracting based on a study found in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. It was conducted at Louisiana State University and found that many consider a ringing cell phone in a public place be an annoying hindrance. Additionally they can lead others to lose focus on learning in a class room altogether. How many times have you sat down and tried to concentrate on something and at the same time hear your phone ring? We would surmise that a good majority of us would be distracted by it.