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  1. #1
    Mij Adyaw
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    Having a conversation on a hands-free cell phone is NO DIFFERENT than having
    a conversation with a passenger that is in the car. What will they
    government try to do next.?.... Ban talking to passengers in the car?





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  2. #2
    GeekBoy
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    Re: Study: Cell phones take up driver attention


    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Having a conversation on a hands-free cell phone is NO DIFFERENT than
    > having a conversation with a passenger that is in the car. What will they
    > government try to do next.?.... Ban talking to passengers in the car?
    >


    No, just ban vehicles altogether since they can used used for criminal
    activity


    >






  3. #3
    Dave C.
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    Re: Study: Cell phones take up driver attention


    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Having a conversation on a hands-free cell phone is NO DIFFERENT than


    holy crhsit, we've been over this about a billion times before. Drivers
    give MORE attention to cell phone conversations than they do to other
    conversations. It's a psychological thing . . . it's harder to be rude to a
    person on the phone. -Dave





  4. #4
    O/Siris
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    Re: Study: Cell phones take up driver attention

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > It's a psychological thing . . . it's harder to be rude to a
    > person on the phone. -Dave


    Spoken like someone who has never been a Sprint PCS Rep.




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    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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  5. #5
    Tim Smith
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    Re: Study: Cell phones take up driver attention

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Having a conversation on a hands-free cell phone is NO DIFFERENT than having
    > a conversation with a passenger that is in the car.


    There's one obvious difference. If you are driving, and doing something
    like a tricky merge or something that requires extra concentration, a
    passenger might notice what you are doing, and stop talking. Someone on
    the phone would probably keep on babbling.

    Whether this difference is significant or not is another question, but
    it is a difference.

    --
    --Tim Smith



  6. #6
    (PeteCresswell)
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    Re: Study: Cell phones take up driver attention

    Per Mij Adyaw:
    >Having a conversation on a hands-free cell phone is NO DIFFERENT than having
    >a conversation with a passenger that is in the car.


    But it *is* different.

    The person at the other end is not tuned into your driving situation and there
    is an expectation that you will keep up your end of the conversation no matter
    what. There's also the matter of dialing the thing.

    I'm not amont those that thinks any kind of ban will work - but there's not
    question in my mind that a cellphone conversation is very different from a
    conversation with somebody in the vehicle - or even a CB radio conversation.


    --
    PeteCresswell



  7. #7
    Jeff P
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    Re: Study: Cell phones take up driver attention


    "(PeteCresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > The person at the other end is not tuned into your driving situation and
    > there
    > is an expectation that you will keep up your end of the conversation no
    > matter
    > what.


    If I'm talking to somebody on the phone while I'm driving, the driving takes
    priorty. I don't give a flip if they have to hold the line for two seconds
    while I take attention to some change in the road or traffic situation. If
    they expect more out of me they can talk to me later when I'm not on the
    phone.

    -Jeff





  8. #8
    DecTxCowboy
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    Re: Study: Cell phones take up driver attention

    >> It's a psychological thing . . . it's harder to be rude to a
    >>person on the phone. -Dave

    >
    > Spoken like someone who has never been a Sprint PCS Rep.


    Oh great...now I have to soak up the coffee I spit all over my keyboard
    laughing.



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