Like any addict, you need your hit.
Researchers at the University of Kansas in the United States discovered that the main reason people reply to texts while driving is for instant gratification.
“Texting is a social behaviour; that desire to stay connected is extremely powerful because it taps directly into your brain’s reward system,” says study author Paul Atchley, PhD.
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So how do you kick the habit? Use an auto-responder app, such as Texting While Driving for Android or Phoneguard for iPhone. When activated, these can hide all incoming texts and tell the sender you’re busy.