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Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use
CBS New York ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Staff

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 Council’s 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.

“Everybody’s on a telephone. If people do cut you off, you look and they’re talking on the telephone. I think they are a problem.” a driver told Murnane. “Hands-free or not.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cellphone; driving
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It is distracting, and "accident-causing" as I've actually experienced it before. I realize that I've been on "autopilot" and I have absolutely no recollection of traveling over a certain section of road. That's enough to make me quit doing it.
1 posted on 03/27/2014 6:16:20 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Well its a good thing they aren’t worried about shaving, putting on makeup, reading, eating or any number of other things.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 6:18:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Star Traveler

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.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 6:19:09 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: driftdiver

All those are basic human rights...texting isn’t...yet.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 6:19:58 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: driftdiver

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.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 6:20:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: George from New England

Heck! I don’t need any studies or stats. I know what happens with me ... :-) ...


6 posted on 03/27/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

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

7 posted on 03/27/2014 6:22:58 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Star Traveler

Let me pull over before I can comment.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 6:23:23 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Bushbacker1

In other words ... the remaining “1 out of 4” is actually an ACCIDENT ... LOL ...


9 posted on 03/27/2014 6:24:24 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Jonty30

I only post on Free Republic (on my iPad) when I’m stopped at a red light ... :-) ...


10 posted on 03/27/2014 6:25:28 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Dallas59

Not while driving. Saw a woman the other day, putting on mascara and smoking, while driving.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 6:27:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Star Traveler

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....


12 posted on 03/27/2014 6:27:56 PM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Star Traveler

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.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 6:28:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Star Traveler

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.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 6:30:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: driftdiver

seen them reading a book while driving.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 6:30:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: driftdiver

NEWS BREAK!!!

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.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 6:30:49 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Star Traveler

Use a damn blue tooth type of device, idiots!


17 posted on 03/27/2014 6:34:17 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: Star Traveler

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=3138179%2C1


18 posted on 03/27/2014 6:35:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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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.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 6:36:54 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Sorry, wrong link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_motor_vehicle_deaths_in_U.S._by_year#Motor_vehicle_deaths_in_U.S._by_year


20 posted on 03/27/2014 6:37:47 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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