Cell Phone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents

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    IIHS Study Finds Cell Phone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents - Auto - FOXNews.com
     
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    That could be because responsible people have stopped using their phones (accounting for the decrease in use while driving), and irresponsible people still do it (accounting for no change in accisends involving cell phone use. In that case there might not be a lot of results at this point. Start prosecuting them, and making the consequences harsher, and I bet there will be a change.
     
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    True, accidents could happen but we CAN do something to minimize it. Change starts from with in, we must be responsible enough to know this.:eusa_angel:
     
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    Tis the problem with most safety features...the safer a vehicle, the more reckless the drivers.

    If we all were driving open-air wooden cars with no belts, doors, or windshields, we'd all drive MUCH more carefully.
     
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    I don't see much prosecution.

    This may be the same way as the 55 law, where the cops couldn't keep up, so just dealt with the egregious cases and let the rest get away because there just weren't enough hours in the day.
     
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    If they'd just pass a law banning stupidity the problem would be solved.
     

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