Friday, June 30, 2006

Hands-free cell not safer than drunk

A new study has just come out saying that cell phone use in cars, even hands-free, is as unsafe as driving drunk. (Detroit Free Press)

This is not news; this has been well documented for years. Studies were done before the first state or city banned handset cell phone use in vehicles. That's why it was laughable when politicians passed those laws. They knew, as we (people who read newspapers) did, that it wouldn't make anything safer. The brain operates slightly differenty when talking on the phone regardless of handset or hands-free.

Politicians who argued in favor of hands-free-only laws were trying to make themselves look good, not make the public safer. This is known.

Dumb Shaved Apes.

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