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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Ban on Cellphone Use??

The National Transportation Safety Board has just called for a ban on all cellphone use by drivers, including the use of hands-free devices. It is the most far-reaching such recommendation to date, based on years of studies into distracted driving accidents. There's also the concern that smart phones may give drivers even more reasons to look away from the road.

Two major dangers associated with cell phone use are:
1) drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel when using cell phones
2) drivers become so absorbed in the conversation or other phone uses that their ability to concentrate on driving is severely impaired.

There are many sources of distraction while driving; it's easy to question whether a complete ban on the use of cell phones would be enforceable or effective.

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