Tara Parker-Pope blogged about new research describing results that found talking to the passenger in your car is safer than talking on a cell phone.

David Strayer, professor of psychology at the University of Utah and the study’s lead author [said,] “When you’re in the …

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Safer to Chat with Passenger Than on Cell Phone

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  1. How much would it take for the government to take note of the psychological research on using mobile phones while driving and take action by banning them altogether whilst driving (including hands free’s) ? Is just one study enough to base a law on?

  2. Our politicians rush to enact laws that make them and their constituents feel like they are safer. A gut feeling is great to get us thinking about a problem but research is key to making good decisions.
    If our politicians would spend less time posturing and more time protecting we could have a nicer and safer place to live for everyone.

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