Euan wrote: anto wrote:
I no likeWhy Cell Phone Bans Don't Work
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2 ... tml?ref=hp
"You can take the driver away from the cell phone, but you can't take the risky behavior away from the driver. That's the conclusion of a new study, which finds that people who talk on their phones while driving may already be unsafe drivers who are nearly as prone to crash with or without the device. The findings may explain why laws banning cell phone use in motor vehicles have had little impact on accident rates."
I haven't read it (at work) but on the face of it this does make some sense.
Have accident rates gone up markedly since cell phones came in to everyday use? I don't know the answer to that one.
Have accident rates gone up markedly since unlimited/cheap SMS packages came in to everyday use?
Someone talking whilst driving a vehicle, whether it be on the phone or to a passenger, is generally looking/seeing peripherally outside the vehicle. They generally drive straight and do not drift within the lane.
Someone texting whilst driving, is generally looking at the phone and glancing eyes only in the forward direction right in front of them and does not use peripheral vision. They have no concept of drifting within the lane.