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Talking On The Phone Doesn’t Cause Accidents–Who Knew?

Talking on Cell Phone While DrivingIt seems that politicians like to try and do what’s best for us by protecting us from ourselves. They pass things like seatbelt laws–wear one or we can ticket you. The latest, of course, is the series of state laws forbidding or restricting the use of mobile phones while driving.

The latest salvo in the war against the evil mobile phone says that while mobile phone use has increased over the past 20 years, there hasn’t been a commensurate increase in the number of accidents. Maybe it has something to do with the fact we’ve been talking while driving since before there were cars. Whether it’s a phone or a person sitting next to you, it’s the same level of distraction.

It’s probably a good idea to keep both hands on the wheel while driving, thus the idea of using a headset or handsfree device would be worthwhile. However, I have yet to find a decent headset.

Via Engadget Mobile


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