The main issue with hands free phones is that they fail to address the true problem surrounding cell phone use while driving: an inability to keep the mind focused on the road research indicates that it does not matter whether the device is in the driver's hand or attached to a headset the mere act of. Individual state cell phone laws also apply to out-of-state drivers visiting and driving in the state where the law applies for example, an early adopter of hands-free driving law is the state of california, in 2007, with an update to their law already written and approved by that legislature and. Both handheld and hands-free cell phones impaired driving, with no significant difference in the degree of impairment drivers who fail to hit their brakes eventually rear-end the pace car other simulated vehicles occasionally passed in the left lane, giving the impression of steady traffic flow. The risks of using cell phones while driving should be weighed against the benefits a at the harvard center for risk analysis, researchers found that the phone while driving driver performance studies case reports of crashes involving cellular phones overall trends in crashes and fatalities. Artwork: chip taylor cell phones distract car drivers more than talkative passengers, and hands-free devices don't make for safer driving, according to a recent reuters report on a new study published by the journal of experimential psychology: applied.
Various laws in the united states regulate the use of mobile phones and other electronics by motorists different states take different approaches some laws affect only novice drivers or commercial drivers, while some laws affect all drivers. Drivers can use the cell phone while driving as long as it does not get in the way of the vehicle's operation and one hand is on the wheel at all new york hands-free devices are required while using a phone while driving north carolina drivers under the age of 18 can't use a cell phone while. Cell phones in the hands of drivers a risk or a benefit ariana laguna english 102 professor barnes/walter 10 december 2012 outline thesis: unless the risks of cell phones are shown to outweigh the benefits, we should not restrict their use in moving vehicles: instead. Cell phone use stats distracteddrivinggov estimates that at any given time there are 800,000 vehicles in the us being driven by someone using a hand-held phone the website also states that drivers under the age of 20 are more prone to distracted driving even a hands-free phone puts.
Hands-free-only laws send the wrong message and may actually encourage more unsafe behavior as a thought exercise, imagine that someone you loved was killed by someone driving while talking on a cellphone: would you feel comfortable with that person being absolved in the face of the law. Drivers holding conversations on cell phones were four times more likely to miss the highway exit than those with passengers, and drivers use of hands-free devices new zealand has banned hand held cellphone use since 1 november 2009 many states in the united states have banned texting on cell. Calling all motorists: using a hands-free cell phone while driving markedly interferes with the ability to maneuver a vehicle safely, according to several new tests in 2001, david l strayer of the university of utah in salt lake city and his colleagues reported that people talking on either handheld or handsfree. Cell phones in the hands of drivers: a risk or a benefit with cell phones they have two different functions one is to call and actually talk and the other one is to type what you want to say and send it to another person who also has a cell phone and receive it as a text.
Whether handheld or hands-free, cell phone conversations while driving are risky because the distraction to the brain remains the pictures below show that listening to sentences on cell phones decreased activity by 37 percent in the brain's parietal lobe, an area associated with driving. Cellphone-driving is just as dangerous as drunk-driving, according to a study in the new england journal of medicine a 2005 study by the insurance institute for highway safety found that drivers using cell phones - even hands-free - were four times as likely to have an accident involving an. Firstly, the cell phone must be mounted to the vehicle, either on the dashboard, center console, or in the left lower corner of the front windshield secondly, if the driver must use their cell phone for any reason, the individual must use hands free technology, such as bluetooth or the phone/car's voice.
Driving and talking on a cell phone is perfectly legal in florida but should you do it - no we've all seen drivers with cell phones glued to their ears changing lanes too close to you it is very hard to concentrate on driving while you are trying to make vacation plans or comfort a friend in the hospital. Hands-free cell phone law the rules for hands-free cellphones use while driving depend on the age of the driver for the most part, drivers who are at least 18 years old are allowed to use hands-free phones while driving these drivers can use a bluetooth or other earpieces, but cannot. Manual tasks (like reaching for a cell phone) that cause a driver to remove one or both hands from the steering wheel in the following scenario, the driver is distracted by a combination of visual, manual and cognitive tasks nick is a technician for nifty nerds, a computer services company.
Use of cell phones, also known as cellular or mobile phones, while driving though very common remains a highly controversial topic over 330,000 people in the united states sustain injuries from cell phone distracted drivers only some states have laws against using cell phones while driving. We want to ban phone use while driving, but we're really only asking the government to ban the behavior of that lousy, distracted driver next to us on the road so people who talk with a passenger in the front seat are more distracted than people who talk on a hands-free cell phone. All drivers have a legal duty to keep a proper lookout at all times but hand held cell phones monopolize one of a driver's hands, as well as the driver's cognitive ability to respond to anomalies, let alone emergencies. Psychological research is showing that when drivers use cell phones, whether hand-held or hands-off, their attention to the road drops and driving skills epidemiological research has found that cell-phone use is associated with a four-fold increase in the odds of getting into an accident - a risk.
Drivers who use cell phones in their vehicles have a higher risk of collision than drivers who don't, whether holding the phone or using a hands-free many local areas have passed stricter ordinances which completely limit any cell phone use while driving, so it is the responsibility of drivers to learn. About 10 percent of drivers say they sometimes talk on cell phones while driving, and that figure is growing the volunteers in the new study drove a virtual vehicle four times: once undistracted once using a handheld cell phone in real conversations then with a hands-free phone and finally again. Where drivers using a hands-free cell phone looked source: transport canada a narrowed scope multitasking: impairs performance just listening to sentences on cell phones decreased activity by 37% in the brain's parietal lobe which perceives movement, integrates sensory information.