Hands-Free Phones as Dangerous as HandheldJuly 9th, 2009 by ed friedrich
A new study in the National Safety Council’s “Journal of Safety Research” concludes there is little difference between in the safety risk of driving while talking on a hands-free cell phone versus a handheld one.
It says any type of cell phone use detracts from the rain’s ability to focus on safe driving. Several other studies have shown the same thing.
It says that according to conservative estimates, each year in the United States more than 636,000 crashes, 330,000 injures and 2,600 deaths are caused by a distracted driver on a cell phone.
To see the study, visit www.sciencedirect.com.