just live it Cell Phones - Are They a Safety Hazard ? just live it Mobile Phone and Radio Waves Use of cell phones exposes you to “non-ionizing” radiations Transmitted from the base stations: not in your control From your phone: within your control
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Whatever it is, if it is deemed more important than driving . . . . STOP
What are you doing behind the wheel of your car
Increased response time to unexpected events
Increased cases of non-response to unexpected events
"The principal findings for this experiment are that:
(a) SPs (Study Participants) that engaged in cell phone conversations missed twice as many simulated traffic signals as when they were not talking on the cell phone,
(b) SPs took longer to react to those signals that they did detect, and
(c) these deficits were equivalent for both hand-held and hands-free cell phone users.
In sum … either a hand-held or hands-free … led to significant decrements in simulated driving performance … initiatives that restrict hand-held devices but permit hands-free devices are not likely to reduce interference from the phone conversation..."
*Psychological Science - journal of the American Psychological Society, Nov01
It is not the dexterity required to use a cell phone that causes the increased risk of an accident, but the drivers inability to allocate attention
It is not whether you have both hands on the wheel that matters, but rather whether you have all of your mind on the task at hand, i.e. DrivingHands Free Vs. Hand Held
Mobile phones can be left on during the trip to alert the
driver of any incoming calls. If it is deemed necessary to
return the call immediately, the driver should leave the
road and bring the vehicle to a complete and safe stop
before doing so.
….Journey Management & Driving standard – S001…
help . . .
when lostPositives of Cell Phones
Call to 911 to report an accident, if in danger, or if you need to report a dangerous situation