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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 05:04 PM
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