As in Driving While Blackberrying. He rear-ended the car in front of him Tuesday, setting off a small chain reaction that didn’t injure anyone seriously.
Cellphones and other devices don’t play as big a role as one might think in local traffic accidents, however. According to our story, drunken driving, fast speeds and drugs play a part in 93.5 percent of all collisions in Washington.
The remaining 6.5 percent results from other causes. No. 5 on that list is talking on a cellphone or using a BlackBerry. Using a hands-free device on a cellphone is No. 10, and operating a laptop is No. 11.