Read and weep at that??? Not a chance.
ya thats great an American Study in a controlled environment on a simulator and in UTAh where it is not illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving.
I am still waiting for evidence that someone talking on a cell phone caused a horrifi accident.
This study claims that people talking on cell phones drive slower.
That actually sounds great.
The study also says that there are very few drunk drivers on the road compared to people who have phones on the road so the study is extremeley skewed.
In America 40 of the 50 states allow people to use cell phones for talking while driving yes you can hold them.
In all this wisdom how do you explain then, that if people talking on cell phones are the same as people being drunk why are they letting cops talk on phones while driving. Is it OK for cops to drunk drive as long as they are on the job?
This is all crap as far as I am concerned . White collars can study this till they are blue in face on their simulators and on theirclosed course obstacle circuits
Here is the kicker you are allowed to talk on a cell phone as long as it is hands free or if it is mounted somewhere within the car. you are allowed to touch it for one touch dialing. You are allowed to have a conversation while driving. this is all legal.
However if you touch your phone or use one hand to hold the phone to your ear you are now considered the same as drunk???
You are allowed to touch your rear view mirror and adjust it while driving.
You are alloed to touch and manipulate the climate control buttons and knobs.
you are allowed to tune your radio adjust the volume
You are allowed to drive whiel your radio is on at whatever volume you like.
You are allowed to drive with dogs and cats running around your car or on your lap.
You are allowed to smoke yor eat yoru drive thru food .
these are all legal things but as soon as yoru hand touches yoru phone and I mean touch your are deemed to be distratced?
Yes I say it again this law and the reasoning of it is a joke.No one here will ever convince me otherwise.
I still maintain though that texting or surfing the net while driving is extremely dangerous because it takes your eyes away from your surroundings and focuses them on your
Utah cell phone law
If you are a teenager and living in Utah and don‘t want a $25 ticket, don’t talk on your cell phone while driving. Beginning today, drivers under the age of 18 must not use their cell phones while driving unless they are reporting a medical emergency, a safety hazard, or talking with their parent or guardian.
Drivers over the age of 18 can still talk on their phones, but all drivers are prohibited from texting while driving.
This Britsih Columbia law sucks they way it is written in my opinion and if I were allowed to use expletives here my post would have been full of them
Edited by History Buff, 11 February 2014 - 10:05 PM.