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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Road accidents when walking or driving linked to mobile phone use

Two new studies from Professor Peter Loeb at Newark's Rutgers University show that talking on the phone when walking or driving is dangerous. After looking at mobile phone use and vehicle accidents from 1975 until 2002 - and factoring in speed, alcohol consumption, seat belt use and miles travelled - mobile phone use was clearly linked to fatalities in road accidents. In the mid-1980s, road fatalities increased due to unfamiliarity with mobile phones. Mobiles were then seen to save lives in the late 80s and early 90s by enabling people to call for help, but this "life-saving effect" has been lost since the number of mobile users increased. [Source: ScienceDaily.com]

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