Fri, May 29th 2009 3:25am
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.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Dish/ESPN To Team Up To Finally Unleash Streaming Sports Without Cable
- White House Admits That It Still Supports Parts Of SOPA: Wants To Make Streaming A Felony
- Almost No One Wants To Host The Olympics, Because It's A Costly, Corrupt Mess
- FCC Votes To End Its Sports Blackout Rule
- FAA: Drones Are Okay For Hollywood, But Not Okay For Sports