Sunday, September 26, 2010

cell phone driving ban

About time this gets real consideration. Look, you may all feel great talking on the phone while driving with the fancy pants hands-free systems you all have. But every study I have seen indicates it is no safer than holding a phone. You are still a mentally distracted driver. My own employer has had a no cell phone while driving policy from before I started.

On a semi-related note, I don't really peruse the San Jose Mercury website that often. Yes, I know about the gas explosion in San Bruno, but that's about all the local news I know about. That, and some less-than-stellar ex-CEOs are running for office.


buickguy said...

Great idea, but it is unenforceable. The phone-to-the-ear crowd is still more of a hazard. You should see them weave down the road. And merging as if they didn't see you. Come to think of it, they didn't.

Brian said...

The person who is a bad driver while holding their phone is likely a bad driver while hands-free and still probably a bad driver while not on the phone. It's an issue of focus and attention. The phone just makes everyone worse, but some people suck to begin with.