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RE: Car phones


Like my daddy always told me; there are three types of lies.  lies, damn

lies, and statistics!  

Everyone uses statistics.  And, you can find statistics to support
whatever you want.  People literally go out and find statistics to
support thier claim, and chances are, people will believe it.  

Just use common sense folks!  We'd all be much better off if we did.

Dan Hussey 
Rayovac Corp.
Madison, WI

>From: 	Tom Haapanen[SMTP:tomh@metrics.com]
>Sent: 	Tuesday, June 17, 1997 9:43 PM
>To: 	'quattro@coimbra.ans.net'
>Subject: 	Re: Car phones
>If you're going to pull over every time your cell phone rings, remember
>to also pull over every time your passenger starts talking to you, your
>kid in the baby seat starts screaming, or you start scanning for
>radio station.
>As for any accident statistics, I'll start believing in them once I see
>a study with statistically valid methods and sample size.
>Tom Haapanen -- Software Metrics Inc. -- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
>A Microsoft Solution Provider Partner -- http://www.metrics.com/
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 12:57:36 -0500 (CDT)
>>From: philby@ix.netcom.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!