Monday, 12 August 2013

Calls from the road

BBC published last Friday an article 'Mobile phone drivers 'not linked' to accident figures'. While there are no EU measures on what the consequences for EU citizens could be of using a phone while driving, in most countries such multitasking is prohibited and various fines are set if a driver is caught in the act of calling/ texting etc unless hands-free devices are used. Researchers examined the impact of increased phone calls in the evening hours in the US to the amount of car crashes in these hours and did not discover a pattern that would suggest a correlation between these sets of data. The research did not account for texting or surfing the net on smartphones. (Driving under the (Cellular) Influence)

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