Monday, March 2, 2009

Digital Smarts Blog: The Move To Ban Talking on Cell Phones While Driving

Digital Smarts Blog: The Move To Ban Talking on Cell Phones While Driving

The Move To Ban Talking on Cell Phones While Driving

While the move to ban cell phones isn't new, it's already illegal in many states, counties and cities, what is new is research that says that a hands-free phone poses no less danger than a hand-held one. In other words, the problem is not your hands but your brain. That's why the National Safety Council, the nonprofit advocacy group that has pushed for seat belt laws and drunken driving awareness, has called for an all-out ban on using cellphones while driving. Perhaps it is time to talk to your teens about this. Lots of them have headsets they use while driving. While we are all tempted to answer a call or mke one, looks like it might not be such a good idea.

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