New study suggests talking on the phone while driving perhaps not as hazardous as once thought
0. phoneArena 10 Aug 2013, 23:32 posted on
Despite what initial findings reveal, it does not change the reality that distracted driving is still very dangerous...
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1. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Once I was talking on the phone and walking towards the bus stop near my school. Nothing happened for the first 10minutes. Then I got distracted by a picture of Taylor Swift on a bus and the next thing I knew I walked right into a lamp post. Unless you're talking with your 3 year old/dog on the phone, it's not that distractive xD
4. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
These surveys are all time crazy. First they say its bad then they say no, it ain't that bad. Then again it turns out to be bad. The statement changes like a woman's mood.
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
There are these articles in a newspaper section which is just insane!
Sometimes, coffee is bad for heart, sometimes they're not...sometimes something is good and sometimes not. It's just stupid news.
"We just know that we
saw a big jump in cellphone use and
there was no impact on the crash rate."...and that was so irrelevant! Maybe the majority of people heard about the distractions and decided to park first and then take the call, or maybe they didn't picked it up at all... Doesn't always mean like Dr. Vikram Pathania says.
2. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
If your car doesn't have bluetooth phone call support it doesn't cost that much to replace the stereo with one that does (like $100) and you get a better car stereo too...
3. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Yeaa, stock stereos suck :-(. But I guess pulling over when you know the conversation's gonna be long or not pleasant is a better solution.
6. gazmatic (Posts: 794; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
still a dumb thing to do
bluetooth is much better and cheap
7. hopychangy (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
Listen to the radio while driving, then shut it off and see how more focused you will be. While on the phone, you are talking and listening. Think about it.
8. AdamLeonard (Posts: 52; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)
There are fewer people on the road at 9. The fact that there are not more accidents could be explained by fewer other cars to hit and more space between them.