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NedW

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:18:30 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If you're a novice driver, dialing a phone is more dangerous than retrieving text messages, and reaching for an object while driving is more likely to produce an accident than eating behind the wheel.

Even experienced drivers face a dangerously-high risk of getting into an accident while manipulating a cell phone.

Those are some of the findings from a newly-released study that monitored 151 licensed U.S. drivers - 42 novices and 109 experienced drivers - to log what they were doing just before an accident or a near-miss.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 5:54:51 PM

Of course, that's supposed to be "on *the* floor" below - darn tablet...
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 1:22:45 PM

It took me a while after learining to drive to get up the confidence to have the radio on when I was at the wheel. Would that all beginning drivers have a concept of their inherent limitations.

Also, if something drops, then down it goes. I know it'll be on he floor somewhere when I have a chance to look.

And yes, there is a need for research to confirm and quantify (and sometimes dispel) our notions of "common sense."
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:49:59 PM

ok
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 9:07:33 AM

Another "study" that confirms common sense.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 7:34:46 AM

I agree.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 5:46:25 AM

get off the phone!
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 5:46:15 AM

problem for everyone
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 5:33:07 AM

Not much of a surprise.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:03:09 PM

Cell phones are big problem any driver.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:02:08 PM

oh, really?
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SBlouch
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:52:07 PM

I still see more ADULTS texting and talking on their cell phone than novice drivers which are usually teens.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:10:21 PM

Don't drive distracted.
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cashpile
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:54:43 PM

My biggest distraction as a novice driver was looking in the rear view mirror trying to figure out how much oil my Vega was burning.
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PhilMils
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:21:11 PM

The news in this is that apparently there are people who didn't realize this.
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doggod
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:18:56 PM

Everything is a bigger problem for novice drivers. That's why they call them novice drivers.

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velichita
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:20:04 PM

It's obvious.
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:58:30 PM

THATS RIGHT.........
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:55:27 PM

an electronic shut of when the motor is running is the only answer
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:55:24 PM

Not a very big sample
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7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:48:44 PM

right
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:47:14 PM

yeah, pretty sure the auto manfufacturer will have to find a way to limit cell phone usage when car is in motion...
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polaris2
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:41:41 PM

Just don't do it!
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1GhettoWhipper
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:32:49 PM

distracted driver are
a problem, PERIOD.....
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RNCII
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:26:30 PM

Tell me something we don't already know
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:23:52 PM

Quelle suprise! Captain Obvious strikes again...

[Edited by: granitestater at 1/2/2014 1:23:20 PM EST]
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:22:10 PM

Not surprising!
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