Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"It Can Wait"

Photo from USA Today
This is the "saying" for the joint advertising program by the major companies in an attempt to make people more mindful of cell phone use behind the wheel.  Has it worked?

Accordidng to an article featured by USA Today earlier this year, hands free devices are just as bad as using an actual phone.  Cognitive distraction is the reason.  Some people can't walk and chew gum let alone engage in a lengthy conversation while navigating America's streets.

The above fact is proven by the 245,348 crashes caused by drivers using cell phones.  In 2011, 350 fatal crashes were involved, but that number continues to increase as more and more people acquire the devices.  According to statistics, 90% of adults now have cell phones, but we don't have the intelligence to stop and think before we use them.

Based on these statistics, don't you wonder why law enforcement hasn't passed a law prohibiting cell phones while behind the wheel?  Could it be that AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have money enough to pad the pockets of those who might pass such a referendum?

Are you part of the problem.  Is what you need to discuss more important than your life or that or another?

The entire article can be found at USA
Today and I advise you to read it:  www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/03/28/cellphones-use-1-in-4-car-crashes/7018505/

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