Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Cell phone laws failed

The NY Times reports:
Laws banning cellphone use while driving apparently haven’t reduced crashes, according to a study released on Friday that compared the number of total crashes before the ban with the number after. The study found virtually no difference in the numbers, a finding that had the researchers scratching their heads.
I am not surprised. There was never any good data supporting these laws. The laws seem to be driven more by politics than by safety concerns.

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