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

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Munich taxicab experiment

The way the stats come out, this sounds a bit like the The Munich taxicab experiment (around the 1980s) where it was discovered that once cars had ABS fitted, the accident rate tended back to where it was to begin with, without the ABS

http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk/wiki/road_safetyrisk_compensation

The analogy being, you tighten up on the regulations/technology and the accident stats end up where they started.

However I still don't want to return to a pre-ABS world.

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