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Whoa, lets have some common sense here. People love to bash cellphone
users and I'll be the first to agree that driving along with one hand
holding a phone to the head is bad driving and dangerous - seen many
poorly guided vehicles as a result of *this* practice.
A hands free kit is no more distracting than a stereo or passenger
(assuming of course both hands are on the wheel :-) ) and any
study showing increased accident rate due to cell phone hands free kits
only proves the obvious - *any* distraction can cause accidents.
So, until such time as we are obliged to pull to the side to change
stations, talk to a passenger, adjust rear vision mirror etc, I will
continue to use my hfk. *Aways* of course with the knowledge that it
*is* a distraction and only used with extreme care and attention
to the road and traffic situation - I don't adjust my stereo while
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 12:57:36 -0500 (CDT)
> >From: email@example.com (Phil Coppin)
> >Subject: Re: Car phones
> >Latest NHTSA statistics show that Car phones are now one of the leading
> >causes of accidents in the U.S.
> >Even hands free phones (you still have to manually dial most of them)
> >cause inattention. If you NEED to make a call or someone calls you,
> >pull off to the side of the road. I have a mobile phone, am a salesman,
> >am married - no excuses from this guy, I pull over!
Hamilton, New Zealand
'96 A4 1.8Tq 5sp MTM/Remus 200hp Nokia 8110 GSM with HFK