Oh the distractions drivers have

NY Times — For Drivers, a Traffic Jam of Distraction. Laws requiring hands-free cellphone use while driving are expanding, but more research shows its not the use of the hands that causes the distraction, but the conversations. And now the distractions are growing with iPods, wireless hand-held devices and one of the classics, eating in the car.

From Michael Trujillo, an early promoter of hands-free-only cellphone laws while driving, now thinks the bans should be lifted. “If you have hands free, not only are you able to do something else, but you are able to do three different tasks at the same time.”

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