Chapel Hill to enforce NO cell phones while driving. Do these bans actually reduce road accidents?

Using a cell phone while driving around Chapel Hill could get you a ticket. A three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals saying that the ordinance can be enforced only if an officer first stops a vehicle for another  reason. But doesn’t bar cell calls made from parked vehicles. Fines will be $25 dollars.  www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_06bb2ebc-cdd3-11e2-ad34-0019bb30f31a.html

The psychological evidence is quite clear: using a cell phone while you’re driving is distracting. What’s less clear is whether or not these bans actually reduce road accidents.  Given that mobile technology is fairly new, one study taking a look at texting bans in four states, back in 2010, actually found that accidents increased in those states, compared to neighboring states without the bans. (…perhaps because drivers tried to hide their phones while texting, making the act even more dangerous).  Read more…http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/03/do-texting-bans-really-prevent-fatal-accidents/5104/

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm