"I'm on the bus."
"I SAID, I'M ON THE BUS."
"OK I'LL GET EGGS. NO YOU HANG UP FIRST. YOU HANG UP FIRST".
You know what no one does anymore?
A lot of people won't even answer when you do, or will ignore your call and send a text/iMessage back.
Talking on phones while driving is really pretty dangerous.
The benchmark study comes from the University of Utah in 2006. A test of 41 adults found that driving while intoxicated was actually less dangerous than driving while talking on a hand-held phone or a hands-free phone. The study found non difference between performance in the hand-held and hands-free conditions, but cellphone users had more crashes than drunk drivers. That was a small study but its results have been repeated.
This year, a study at Touro University of 80 drivers found that impairment between drunk drivers and hands-free cellphone drivers was roughly equal.
In real life, 24% of all car crashes involve cellphone conversations, according to the National Safety Council.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration believes that the research shows that talking on a phone is more risky than talking to a passenger in the car with you.
And, if you're still not convinced, the MythBusters crew put the hands-free myth to the test and found that Adam, who tried to conduct a conversation over the phone, did worse on a driving course than Kari, who drove drunk.
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