06/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Scientists Identify Rare 'Supertaskers' Who Can Text And Drive

Cellphone users frequently drive themselves to distraction while operating cars, and all too often end up in traffic accidents. But a select few multitask behind the wheel with extraordinary skill, a new study finds.

sciencenewsAbout one in 40 drivers qualifies as a "supertasker," able to combine driving and cell phone use without impairing performance of either activity, say psychologists Jason Watson and David Strayer, both of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.