Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mobile Use Is Hazardous - Not Just While Driving

 

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Yet another research (Seriously, WTF!!).

The studies, in which participants crossed a virtual street while talking on the phone or listening to music, found that the music-listeners were able to navigate traffic as well as the average unencumbered pedestrian. Users of hands-free cell phones, however, took longer to cross the same street under the same conditions and were more likely to get run over.

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Well there goes Idea's Walk and Talk idea.

I really want to know who keeps paying for all these bullshit studies / research. I mean, don't we all know that if you are not paying attention while crossing the road, you are 'more likely to get run over'. Did we really need a 'study' to tell us this??

Psst - JFTR, it's not just talking on the mobile.

You could be checking out a chick on the other side of the road while trying to cross the street and that too would imply that you are 'more likely to get run over'. I don't need a simulated experiment to tell me that!

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