Sunday, June 26, 2005

States Bar Teen Drivers Using Cell Phones

Making DUP (Driving Under Phone) illegal may be the only solution ...

There are a few things that the average teenager absolutely must have in 21st century America — a license to drive is one, a cell phone is another. But police officers, parents, and, increasingly, lawmakers are coming to the conclusion that those essentials are a dangerous mix when combined with inexperience on the road.

A growing number of states are creating legal barriers to keep young drivers from using cell phones, even as few ban adults from talking — at least handsfree — while driving.

"It's not a silver bullet solution, but it's one piece of a puzzle we need to put in place if we're serious about eliminating highway deaths, highway crashes, as the No. 1 cause of death of young Americans," said Maryland Delegate William Bronrott."   continued ...   (Via Yahoo! News)

Teen Cell Phone Use - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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