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    Are Hands-free Cellphones Really Safer?

    ScienceDaily (July 7, 2008) � Since April 1 when Nova Scotia outlawed the use of hand-held cellphones while driving, sales of hands-free devices have gone through the roof. It seems everyone�s driving�even walking�with tiny electronic devices tucked into their ears.

    Conventional wisdom says they�re safer. With wireless technology such as Bluetooth becoming commonplace, you can still conduct business, order pizza or talk to mom while keeping both hands on the wheel..........

    .......�Talking and listening are such complicated tasks, especially if you�re thinking ahead to what you�re going to say,� says Ms. Ishigami, an international student from Shizuoka, Japan. �The conversation is what takes all your attention.�.......

    .......�People tend to be over confident with hands-free and drive faster. They�re thinking, �I�m OK because I�ve got on the headgear,� she explains. �Whereas if they were driving with a hand-held phone, they tend to drive slower.�.......


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    07-07-08 04:04 PM
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