Originally Posted by frankbell
In the US, many states ban, at a minimum, use of hand-held cell phones by drivers in cars.
It doesn't seem to have much effect.
I think the assumption is that holding the phone causes people to not put that hand on the steering wheel and steer, and that looking at the phone for a few seconds while driving will greatly increase accident rates. This is clearly incorrect. It's about the driver not paying attention, and this has nothing to do with hands-free sets. I'd like to see a study that shows that hands-free sets are significantly safer than handheld phones while driving.