Reply to post: Re: Ban? What ban?

Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

LucreLout Silver badge

Re: Ban? What ban?

"However, it might help if people refused to talk to drivers without a handsfree kit, in the same way they you'd hope your friends wouldn't let you drive home pissed.."

When I encounter someone whose phone us IS affecting their driving adversely, I always make a point of hitting the horn. It's not for thier benefit as such, more to warn the other end of the line that the driver is falling way below standard due to their conversation.

If everyone did the same, the driver would start to be pilloried by their mates "You know Jimmy, every where you go people beep at you. I hear it all the time when you call me from the car", which is about all that'll actually make them stop.

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