Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blackberries Cause Traffic Accidents

The effect, 40%, seems implausible. Still, interesting.

The original article in the UAE paper, THE NATIONAL.

Nod to the Blonde.

1 comment:

J Scheppers said...

It is perfectly sensible that texting can increase accidents. However, the data that keeps being ignored is that during the cell/texting explosion, US traffic fatality rates have been dropping substatially each of the past 3 years.

There has to be some Peltzmanism effect in that. Cars are getting smarter and soon cars will be driving themselves better than we can drive ourselves. It is doubtful that the establishment will embrace the true safety of this new car driving technology and still be worried about free minded people texting while walking, driving or any other activity.