Safe driving calls for two hands on the wheel, two eyes on the road and one brain fully focused on the task. Multi-tasking, so much part of our busy lives these days, is not a wise option when you're driving. Many states have now outlawed the use of hand-held cell phones. However, research suggests that hands-free phones, like a blue-tooth headset or through the car audio system, are hardly any safer. Hands-free talking devices are already banned in some parts of Europe, and the US will eventually follow their footsteps.
We can probably all agree that talking to another person, either by phone or to a passenger in your car, demands a degree of concentration. This comes from the concentration you would otherwise be devoting to your driving. In other words, talking is a distraction that affects your safety.
To be as safe as possible, do not use a cell phone while you are driving.
If you get a call that you simply cannot miss, answer if the law permits you and either pull off the road or tell the other pa ...