Once again, it is NOT the cellphone that is the problem, it is the DRIVER!!!
Putting on makeup, brushing your teeth, eathing an egg-mc-heartattack, or
even yelling at your screaming kids ALL lead to "increased accidents". but
nobody has an agenda to push against any of them!
What I find funny is that, while people will try to (and successfully in
some cases) OUTLAW the use of a device that you can use while keeping your
eyes on the road, NOBODY has any problems with NAVIGATION systems!
Glancing down, and poking away at a glaring screen while in an unfamilar
area... Yeah, THAT'S safe !
But nobody will jump on THIS bandwagon until there are 50 bazillion of them
in circulation. THEN someone will say "gee whiz... these things should be
How about not outlawing ANYTHING, and just make the @$#@% penalties stiff
for having an accident when not paying attention.... WHATEVER the reason is
"Jim Warman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Why on earth would they target "rural" drivers? Are cell phones a
> distraction? Ask your friendly, local motorcyclist.... Worse yet, I'm
> away from changing my laundry schedule (or worse) and the talkee thinks
> their screw up was hunourous....
> If driving was an activity that required less than our full attention,
> wouldn't be much in the way of accident reports...
> "RichA" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> RURAL DRIVERS USING CELL PHONES ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE ACCIDENTS, June 24
>> Rural drivers using cell phones while driving are nearly four times
>> more likely to cause automobile accidents than rural drivers not using
>> cell phones, according to a new study by the Western Transportation
>> Institute based at Montana State University.
>> As one of the first studies conducted in rural areas, the findings
>> corroborate data showing that rural drivers should hang up and drive.
>> Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news4743.html