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If I have understood/remembered the research correctly, many studies over the last 20 or so years into driving while using the phone, boil down to this:
When you’re driving, you use the X bit of your brain.
When you’re driving and chatting to a passenger or listening to a radio, you use the X bit for driving and the Y bit for other chatting/listening tasks (names made up, but you get the picture; you call on a different brain resource for the different tasks)
When you drive and use the phone - be it a handset, hands free or in built; it doesn’t matter which - the phone bit is also drawing on your X bit that’s normally used for driving. So you’re compromising the resource used for driving while gassing on the phone.
I know that the worst thing in the world is to go onto the internet and say ‘a study said...’ then not show the study, but this was essentially the gist of it. Worth thinking about and discussing anyway. : )
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