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Old 03-29-2014, 04:44 PM   #16
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http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/03...-cellphone-use
I would agree with a total ban on cell phone use in cars. I mean alcohol use is banned because it greatly increases chances of collision ... so then why shouldn't cell phone use be banned ?
Why not ban collisions?
 
Old 03-29-2014, 04:45 PM   #17
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Why not ban collisions?
They are banned. I mean one of the drivers has to pay (via insurance or not) for the damages. If cell phones are banned, you'll get a fine for using one in a car.
 
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and all this while I was under an impression that you must
around 35 years old.
I am. You're only off by a year.
 
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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.
 
Old 03-30-2014, 12:47 PM   #20
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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.
 
  


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