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By StinkyandStupid / Thursday 15 March 2012 17:49 / United States
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  Bored_18  |  28

You can look up on NYTimes - U.S. Withheld data on risks of distracted driving and also look up Strayer's and Johnston's (2001) Lab Experiment about stimulated driving task.

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  jisaac09  |  28

Because a lot of traffic accidents are the direct result of cell phones. Most are probably from texting but people get to driving really stupid when they're on the phone. I have almost been hit and almost hit plenty of people because they were on the phone (and because I wanted to make an example of them).

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Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  The_Hitdude  |  29

True, but studies have shown that even with this new technology, people still get distracted because their main focus is the call, not the road. If one of your senses are distracted/compromised, it throws all of the other ones out if whack. Have you ever heard of the eating an onion blindfolded while smelling an apple experiment? If so, this is a little similar to that.

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  SirCharles83  |  29

So, by your reasoning, drivers shouldn't talk to passengers in their car. What's the difference between being on the phone while driving, and speaking to a passenger in the car, provided you have hands free or Bluetooth?

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  hdg2748  |  29

Soooo, when someone is in your car you sit in complete silence? Because IF she didn't need to touch anything to make the call, it seems like pretty much the same thing to me

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  The_Hitdude  |  29

^ In terms of hands free and Bluetooth, there is no difference, you're right. But the fact is, many people don't have/use those things, more often than not it's their phone...hands-on.

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  SirCharles83  |  29

45- I agree. But since your previous comment started with "even with new technology" you weren't talking about people with "hands on" phones right? Just sayin.

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  sadistmonkey  |  29

Unless you have Siri or some other voice recognition system you can't make a phone call without playing with the phone. That's pretty distracting even if the conversation itself isn't.

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  murdersquirrel  |  29

41 - It depends on the nature of the conversation. It's a bad idea to drive while arguing/crying/receiving bad news. Or even really good news. Conversation can be distracting either way, whether it's in person or not.

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41, there is a difference though. The people that are with you in the car are aware of the situationes you're in, they notice when to be quiet or when the driver has time to talk.

By  ingernh  |  26

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  GoW_Chick  |  26

66- I'm disappointed with it to. :'( my comment skills are lacking, this is what I get for taking a break from the FML game. *goes to corner and curls into ball*

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  GoW_Chick  |  36

You OP are indeed an idiot. I think this comment deserves more thumbs up, because when someone does something this moronic all you can do is agree with their observation of their own stupidity.

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