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No Calls, No Texting for Drivers, Votes NTSB

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Replying to:  What about other distractions like... by Vrystaat   Dec 13, 2011, 5:05 PM

Re: Other distractions are DIFFERENT

by CellStudent    Dec 14, 2011, 7:45 PM

The vast majority of other distractions while driving are CONSISTENT. Wireless devices are not.

The knob for the radio is always in the same place and always does the same thing when you turn it clockwise.

A hamburger is roughly the same shape and size every time you buy one.

The big gulp is always in the same cup holder.

Shaving with an electric razor does not require any concentration, at all.

Women who have been applying makeup for 15 years know where they need to put most of it without looking (I presume).

Wireless devices are different. Every notification, every text message, every phone call, every web page, is radically different from the one observed previously and requires active, independent attention in order to address the distraction.

It's totally, totally different. Not even remotely comparable!!!

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