Re: No mention of the fact driving with a hand-free mobe isn't really safer
> One of the problems frequently mentioned is that the passengers in the car with you are aware when something occurs that demands the driver's attention and stop talking.
Sorry but this bollocks is dragged out all the time by people who claim that talking to people in the car is safe and talking to people on a hands free is tantamount to premeditated murder. It shows a total lack of knowledge of passengers in the real world.
These people have clearly never had children or at least have never driven with kids in a car.
Lots of passengers, even ones who hold a drivers license take no notice of the road ahead and don't stop talking when the driver needs to concentrate.
Passengers often say things like "Ooo look at that" or point things out on the map/newspaper/mag..., directing the drivers eyes away from the road. People on the other end of a phone like rarely ask you to look at things, well apart from "have you read the email I just sent you..."
Lots of people find it hard to realise that while it is polite to look at someone you are talking to under normal circumstances it isn't a great idea when driving.
Sorry, but that line is total bollocks from people who quite rightly want the use of phones in cars banned but realise that banning drivers from talking to passengers isn't going to work.
While you're at it you may as well ban the radio, lots of people find it impossible to listen to the radio without shouting at the presenter and indulging in hand gestures at the same time.