[OT] Hit and Run

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Thu Aug 23 16:52:23 MDT 2007

On Thursday 23 August 2007, Merrill Oveson wrote:
> Studies has shown that the passenger next to the driver in the car actually
> assists the driver.
> He/she will notice potentially dangerous situations and alert the driver.
> The conversation will also pause if the driver is performing an action
> which requires a lot of attention, i.e. turning left at a light, passing
> other vehicles, merging, etc.  The driver gets no such help, only a huge
> distraction from someone on the other end of a cell phone (that person
> simply has no idea what the driver is experiencing.)

This all makes sense, and I agree about distracted driving. Still, all this 
attention on cell phones makes me wonder, why has this same issue not 
surfaced regarding the police and their radios, or truckers and their CBs 
during the past 30 years?

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