Hang up and drive!


Seriously. Don’t use your cell while driving. Not even if you have a hands-free one. Just don’t do it. Instead, use the voice-mail function, and wait until later.

Apologies for preaching, but “simulators, real-world road studies and accident statistics all tell the same story: drivers talking on a cellphone are four times as likely to have an accident as drivers who are not.”*

* Tara Parker-Pope, in the NYTimes….


  1. kayak woman says:

    Er, can’t say I have *never* used my phone while driving but every day I encounter more than my share of eccentric drivers with their phones up to their ears. yadda yadda yadda. *What* is there to talk about that can’t wait a few minutes?

    Boy do I sound like an old crank today. Not really! 🙂

  2. Rana says:

    Heck yes! I have on occasion gotten a call in the car, and my response is always “I’m-in-the-car-can-you-call-me-back-in-fifteen-minutes-thanks-bye!” I’m very visual, so for me to even _hear_ people on the phone I sort of have to blank out before I can understand what they’re saying – NOT good on the road!

  3. tom says:

    Anyone involved in an accident while phoning should be charged with “depraved indifference to human life.” I think I saw a statistic that said a cell phone equals three martinis or eight beers. Or something.