Skip to comments.Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use
Posted on 03/27/2014 6:16:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler
STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) Texting and driving is dangerous but a new survey finds talking on a cellphone while behind the wheel may be even worse.
As WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported from Stamford, the National Safety Councils annual report found 26 percent of all crashes are tied to phone use, but noted just 5 percent involved texting. play
Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction. Some motorists said they support the idea.
Everybodys on a telephone. If people do cut you off, you look and theyre talking on the telephone. I think they are a problem. a driver told Murnane. Hands-free or not.
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Well its a good thing they aren’t worried about shaving, putting on makeup, reading, eating or any number of other things.
Such partial and biased stats makes me barf. Far fewer people ARE texting but no allowance for that in this story. This writer advocates nothing more than a complete ban.
btw: I have never been in an accident while in conversation. Now I would never dream of texting while driving either.
All those are basic human rights...texting isn’t...yet.
I would agree with you on those things. In addition, I would add - carrying on a conversation with someone in the passenger seat or the back seat. It’s the same problem.
Heck! I don’t need any studies or stats. I know what happens with me ... :-) ...
Look for the same number involving drugs. And, the same number for drunk driving. (Now we know the cause for 3 out of 4 crashes) That leaves 1 in 4 with no cause at all! /S
Let me pull over before I can comment.
In other words ... the remaining “1 out of 4” is actually an ACCIDENT ... LOL ...
I only post on Free Republic (on my iPad) when I’m stopped at a red light ... :-) ...
Not while driving. Saw a woman the other day, putting on mascara and smoking, while driving.
I’m replying right now on my smartphone driving in heavy traffic and I just wanted to say.......ARGH, CRASH.......Whew, have to get back to you later....
Every single day, I wind up behind someone so busy talking to the person sitting beside them, that they don’t notice the light has changed. We sit there for five to ten seconds, and they finally decide to check the road ahead, and notice everyone else is across the intersection already.
Cell phones? LOL...
We’ve got a much bigger problem with riders in the vehicle.
only for women. straight men keep eyes forward when talking to a passenger. women look at the person in the passenger seat whe they talk.
seen them reading a book while driving.
It has just been discovered that in 100% of the auto accidents, drivers were breathing just before the crash!!
We have got to do something about it.
Use a damn blue tooth type of device, idiots!
I agree they do cause some distraction but all these studies show the rise in accidents because of cell phones but traffic fatalities have gone down fairly steadily since the 60’s. You would think they would show some sort of a spike with the advent of the cell phone. They don’t.
If you can’t drive while talking on the phone or talking with your passengers, than “talking” is not your problem.
Driving is !!!!
Eating hot pizza while driving is something I avoid.
I once had a delivery/box truck with a serious steering issue. In order to drive it in a straight line I literally had to constantly move the wheel from the 9 o’clock position to 3 o’clock, constantly. Just to go in a straight line.
Talking was never a problem, eating anything but pizza was never a problem, smoking and drinking coffee was never a problem, changing my clothes while driving this vehicle was a problem.
Sorry, wrong link