Comment 78571

By TB (registered) - website | Posted June 16, 2012 at 09:31:16 in reply to Comment 78550

It's possible to find studies to support just about any opinion you have on any matter these days, but there is no empirical evidence - none - of the differences in automobile accidents when the only variables are:

a lone driver with no passengers and no HH (Hand Held) or HF (Hands Free) phone. vs a driver having a conversation with passengers. vs a driver using an HH phone. vs a driver using an HF phone.

Sure, there are studies of some of the above variables showing levels of distraction can vary in a simulated driving situation, but a driver may be distracted by certain music on the radio. Does that make the music dangerous? Does the distraction cause an accident?

Personally, I'm far less distracted when using a hands-free phone than I am when using a hand-held phone while driving. And accident-free for 40 years or so.

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