Study finds that cell phone bans have no effect on accident rates
posted by John V. / Jan 30, 2010, 5:16 PM
HLDI president, Adrian Lund, says that “The laws aren’t reducing crashes, even though we know that such laws have reduced handheld phone use and several studies have established that phoning while driving increase crash risk.” Claims in New York, Connecticut, California, and Washington, D.C. were looked at by the study – both before and after bans were in place. They went on to compared them with claims in neighboring states with no bans being implemented – the method was intended to take into account factors not related to the bans; like seasonal, economic variations, and driving patterns. The never ending battle to eliminate distracted driving will continue – still there is no state in the country that bans hands-free cell phone use while driving.
via Mobile Tech Today
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I am reading this and responding right now while driving a SUV doing 85 with 3 kids in the back getting a hummer from a prostitue !!! DROID DOES!!
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:44 AM 0
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I've been trying to make this point forever. It's another example of the government getting involved where it shouldn't. It's the same idea as ETF's. You don't see the government going after apartment and house leasing companies about their "unfair ETF policies" which don't prorate and have NO BASIS other than keeping their customer for 1 or 2 years.
posted on Jan 30, 2010, 6:27 PM 0
Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009
FLMAO so all thos bans for nothing!!!! maybe they wil ban billboards and sexy looking people and flashy cars from the road so people won't be distracted.. oh i know lets ban driving period all mass-transit so people won have to worry about distactions and it will all be automated by big brother.....
posted on Jan 30, 2010, 6:33 PM 0
I heard that i-phonearena.com did a study that said if you use an iPhone while driving, you are impervious to any accident. They claim the iPhone is the perfect human device that will protect its users from all and any harm.
posted on Jan 30, 2010, 7:26 PM 0
"I am reading this and responding right now while driving a SUV doing 85 with 3 kids in the back getting a hummer from a prostitue !!!" Wonder how many people can get away with such brazen acts? Someday you will meet with a crash if you keep driving at that speed and use the phone. Please desist immediately. Drive safe and be safe. Do not use a phone while driving.
posted on Oct 01, 2010, 10:09 AM 0
Driving is an activity that requires full concentration. Even if you are driving at a snail's pace you need to stay focused. Avoid completely taking calls, reading, texting while driving. Attend to your mobile phone calls or anser text messages after you reach your destination. If you absolutely must answer a call or reply a text while driving, then pull over your vehicle to a stop at a safe place, away from the road. Then answer your call or reply a text message. After completion of the task resume driving. Life is too precious to be endangered for making or answering a mobile phone call, reading texts or answering text message/messages.
posted on Oct 01, 2010, 10:41 AM 0
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