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Cell Phones and Driving: a Deadly Cocktail

by Tanya Thomas on September 15, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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Cell Phones and Driving: a Deadly Cocktail

You've probably seen the road signs and the advertisements and probably ignored them too. But the fact that driving while using the mobile phone is deadly continues to hold true. Now, specialists from Ontario who have researched this topic are reiterating it all over again. It's not just alcohol, cell phones can kill you too!

The experts from Ontario Medical Association compiled studies from around the world, pointing to the dangers in a bid to get action from the Ontario government.

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They say that mobile phone use affects a driver's cognitive function, visual concentration, speed of processing information, and reaction time.

The study found that using a cell phone while driving could pose nearly the same risks as driving while at the legal limit for alcohol.

It showed that cell phones could put drivers at significantly higher risk of collision, regardless of the use of a hands-free or hand-held phone.
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The deadly combo has significantly increased the risk of accidents.

"Whether they have a publicity program or whether they go the legislative route and enact laws, that would be their decision," Globeandmail.com quoted Dr. Ken Arnold, the President of the association, as saying.

"There certainly have been figures that show that people have used their cell phones in a time frame before their accidents," Arnold said.

"There have been studies that show when cell phones are banned that accident rates decrease.

"Certainly we've recognized long ago the dangers of alcohol and driving, so I think it's time to look at the risks that cell phone brings to our driving," he added.

Source: ANI
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