Friday, January 29, 2010

Cell Phone Ban

WaPo:

More than five years after the District banned the use of hand-held cellphones while driving, the first definitive evidence emerged Friday that it hasn't made the streets much safer.

Ten days after a national study found that cellphones and texting were to blame for 28 percent of crashes, a report released Friday concludes that hands-free cellphones are no less distracting than those held to the ear.

What bugs FLG the most about cell phones, whether in the car, in line at the supermarket, or wherever, is that 99% of the calls are inane or time-wasters. FLG can understand a quick call that you are going to be late or "Honey, can you pick up some milk." But the vast majority of calls simply don't need to be made or could wait.

FLG longs for the day when cell phone calls were a several dollars a minute.

1 comment:

Bill Flanigen said...

"FLG longs for the day when cell phone calls were a several dollars a minute."

Too young to understand this sentence.

 
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