I am still in shock that Finless is giving advice ouit on the Technology section
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My TomTom satnav has a blue tooth connection and you can use that as a hands-free - I don't need to, both our cars have Bluetooth. Not sure if lorry Satnav's have that facility though.
Why distract yourself while driving? Hands free may be legal, but does still reduce your concentration to have a conversation.
@strangeone. How did it go? What did you buy?
The police and ambulances for example are allowed to drive at speed and use a radio at the same time,
yet in normal driving that is an offence. Police and ambulance drivers are trained to drive at speed and
to make conversation as they are doing so, so I suppose that makes sense.
One person in a car, driving and on the phone is distracted from both but the driving will suffer most.
Two people in a car having a conversation will both be distracted but only one is driving so if two
people are in a car having a conversation is that more or less distracting for the driver than if the
driver was on their own, driving and on the phone?
If the police can be trained to talk into a radio while driving can civilians be taught to drive and
talk on the phone?
We never totally agreed but we did agree that two people in a car talking is less of a risk than
just the driver on their own on the phone because two slightly distracted people in a car are
possibly still more aware of their surroundings than just a single driver on the phone.
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I think this is one of the reasons why ROSPA, The AA and RAC all suggest that phones are not used, even hands free.
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