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Do ban on cell phones while driving reduce crashes?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Salty

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    Cell phones just make inattentive and careless drivers MORE inattentive and careless, IMUHO. (In My Uninformed Humble Opinion)
     
  3. Salty

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    especially at intersections
     
  4. billwald

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    >Say, do you think cell phone use should be outlawed for pedestrians crossing streets?

    No. It produces evidence of evolution at work.
     
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    people can talk on the phone or to the person sitting next to them so are we going to outlaw passengers as well?
     
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    Actually, how many times have you turned your head to see the person in the back seat?
     
  7. Martin

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    Cellphones and driving are not a good mix. I had a bad experience a few years ago that cured me from "texting and driving" and "dialing and driving".
     
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    Texting is most definitely dangerous, much more dangerous than just talking on the phone itself.
     
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    Car and Driver did a report not long ago. They compared drunken driving and driving while texting using the same people. When the people were drunk they were actually better drivers than when texting!
     
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    I guess looking at two roads is still safer than not watching at all.
     
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    Anything that diverts attention away from driving increases the danger involved.
     
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    I suppose cell phoning is like drunk driving. At 2 AM half the cars on the road are driven by legally drunk drivers but they are professional drunks and drive very carefully. The roads are dangerous at holidays and weekends when the amateur drunks get in their cars.
     
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    You learn something new every day on this forum!
     
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