Cell phones and driving

Many jurisdictions have banned talking on cell phones while driving unless a hands free phone is used. Yet another study has shown, however, that it is not holding the phone to your ear that is distracting, it is the attention you are paying to the call.

And how does that compare to other distractions such as drinking coffee, tuning the radio, or telling your kids in the back seat to be quiet?

Another example of knee-jerk legislation where the legislators try to correct a perceived wrong without really taking the time or energy to understand the problem.

Lets all take some responsibility and curb cell phone use (and all those other distractions) when driving. Make that quick call or tune the radio at a red light - call the person back when out of heavy traffic.

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