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


I didn't really expect it to make a difference, it is no more distracting that talking to the passengers who are in the car with you. When it comes down to it, it's simply not possible to ban every possible distraction. The only thing that could cause accidents more with handheld talking is the actual physical holding of the phone, as the process of talking will always happen in some form. So if one handed driving is not significantly more dangerous, then the ban will always have been pointless. It has always been about a perception of it must be dangerous, rather than whether its actually more dangerous than anything else.

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