I think a first-rate hands free system, although of some
> distraction, is far, far less hazardous than holding a phone to
Repeated studies have shown their is no difference in the distraction caused by cellphone to your ear or hands-free. It's apparently the conversation, not the holding of the phone to your ear. Wes Leatherock firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
In some cases people don't use their turn indicators and run stop signs. I see women putting on makeup while driving. I see men drinking coffee and eating pastries while driving. I see men turned completely around yelling at their kids in the back seat.
Then, there are some people who know how to use a hands-free telephone, don't get engaged in heated or distracting conversations and, in the process, actually use some common sense.
I had my first amps telephone installed in a car in 1984. It was mounted to a large transceiver which, in turn was mounted to the floor to my right on the front seat floor. In order to place or receive a call I had to take my right hand and press two clamps on [each] side of the handset, then lift it and use it like a wireline phone. Holding it and dialing out was a hoot.
No one has any clue how much attention is required for any given task. As someone can be killed if one is inattentive while driving, I don't want him to be using a cell phone no matter how loudly he's assured me that that he can do both at the same time.
Gesturers may gesture regardless of whether a conversation is particularly heated.
How could you possibly do that safely whilst driving?
I remember car phones, but I recall that they could be dialed while mounted, with the dial at the back of the corded handset. Hehehe. I almost wrote "on hook", which doesn't apply to cellular of course.
Yes they did perceive a difference. [Because the law was] written the way they wrote it, they [the assemblymen] could still use their cell phones. They, of course, are superior persons that would never be distracted by a cell phone conversation. So, why aren't you running for the assembly?