Even When Not On A Phone, Mobile Phone Users Are More Distracted
from the distracting-personalities dept
Joe Schmoe writes "According to an analysis by the USA insurance company, Response Insurance of their national driving survey, people who use cell phones when driving are more likely to be distracted from the road even when they are not talking on a phone. The results indicate there may be a "distracted-driver personality" type behind the wheel..." Basically suggesting that those who use mobile phones are just naturally distracted, and banning mobile phones in cars doesn't necessarily make a difference. I'd want to see a lot more information on this study before I bought the conclusions, though. They seem a bit far-fetched. Update: Meanwhile, it turns out that, in Germany, it's completely legal to have sex while driving. If that's not "distracting", I'm not sure what is.