Study Says Listening To Sports While Driving Is Dangerous, So Let's Ban That, Too
from the how-far-should-we-take-this dept
A new study from the UK says that people who listen to soccer matches on the radio while driving behave more erratically and dangerously than non-listeners. Indeed, says one of the researchers, “It is widely accepted that the distraction of talking on a hand-held mobile phone may lead to accidents but other activities may have a similar impact ? such as listening to sport on the radio.” Since the UK’s already banned talking on the phone while driving, will it now push for a ban on listening to sports while driving? After all, if “other activities may have a similar impact”, they’re all worthy of their own bans, aren’t they? Here’s a novel idea: instead of creating bans on one single activity after another, just crack down on unsafe driving with existing laws, regardless of the cause.