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Road Rage

After mobile phone radiation the second most controversial wireless issue is probably talking on the phone while driving. While there is little conclusive evidence on the radiation front, researchers are much more sure that using a cell phone while driving increases your chances for an accident. To further understand how people deal with distractions in the car, GM and Wayne State University are working together to understand the roles that emotions play in leading to accidents. Other studies have focused on audio and visual distractions in the car. This new study tries to understand the impact of emotional distractions like having a conversation with a sick relative or angry boss. But what do you do once you find the correlation between emotions and driving safety? How do you enforce emotion related driving restrictions?

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