Cellphone Use While Driving Endeangers Relationships, Not Safety

#Driving

Wed, Sep 1st, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Matt Palmquist, of miller-mccune.com, points us to this interesting study: while we all have heard ad nauseum the warnings of using a cell phone while driving, several recent studies have shown that even hands-free phones are more distracting to motorists than driving drunk.

But it gets worse: according to University of Minnesota professor Paul Rosenblatt's paper, communication with family members suffers for the same reasons car calling is hazardous to driving -- it slows motorists' reaction times and reduces their attention spans. "A delay in the conversation could be a problem if the person on the other end of the conversation interprets the delayed reaction as an indicator of ambivalence, of not having a ready answer or of hiding something." This, in turn, can upset the partner and might get you dumped.

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