Sunday, July 02, 2006

Warning: You shouldn't talk, at all, in a car.


Now this is interesting:

Study: Hands-free phone not safer on road
Detroit Free Press - Jun 30, 2006
Drivers talking on cell phones are just as inattentive or likely to get into accidents as drunk drivers, even if they're using hands-free devices, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Human Factors.


I'm certainly not condoning it. I've cursed my fair share of people turning in front of me because they're on the phone, but, if this is true... doesn't it also mean if your just TALKING to someone.. anyone, like someone in the passenger seat or back seat, it's just as bad?

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Sometimes old technology is the best solution to the problem

This is an interesting use of old technology to circumvent new technology restrictions by an oppressive government: the military in Myanmar....