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Location: United Kingdom
Re: Text and drive - don't do it !!
there are many cases now where it has been proven that a phone was used in the seconds leading up to a crash. Lorry drivers, young drivers, professional drivers, cabbies...they've all been caught by phone records that show their mobile was used minutes before a crash. And if the phone records don't shop them, then usually other witnesses do. Such as the kid who threw his phone out of the car after killing his mate by hitting a tree.
I would like to see what happens to the brain when driving, and the phone rings - if there's proof of some concentration reduction, while another part of the brain sparks up to manage the call. In my experience when using a mobile, or reading or replying to a text, it's after the act that's just as dangerous. By that I mean reading/writing the text takes up 100% of my brain (it isn't very big), but hitting the 'send' button isn't the end of the risk. You still have to take your phone out of the text menu options. Then, after I have sent it, a good 30 seconds is spent chewing over the text, the reply and the context. So you're still in the concentration distraction danger zone for a bit after sending the text, IMHO.
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Last edited by Scudetto; 11-06-08 at 15:39.