The effect of texting on Mario Kart performance

A light-hearted article addresses some real world human factors issues concerning the hypothesis that distracted driving from performing other tasks in the car is a major cause of motor vehicle accidents. Does distracted driving from texting similarly affect Mario Kart performance? Perhaps unsurprisingly, the study concluded that the risk of a crash, driving off the track, and driving backwards among Mario Kart drivers significantly increased with texting, resulting in significantly slower times. All participants were surprised at the effect of texting on their Mario Kart driving performance. See more on this story.