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Cellphones while driving - article in Boston Herald

Interesting tidbit that's not quite broadcast related but not too far from 
it, either.

Aaron "Bishop" Read     aread@speakeasy.net
FriedBagels Technical Consulting / Boston, MA
www.friedbagels.com   AOL-IM: ReadAaron


Study: Cell phone driving bans not worthwhile

by Franci Richardson
Monday, December 2, 2002

The boom in the number of drivers using cell phones on the road makes 
deadly crashes more likely, but the cost of banning the convenience isn't 
worth it, asserts a Harvard study being released today.

``While there is still a lot of uncertainty, the central values indicate 
that, in economic terms, a ban on the use of cell phones by drivers would 
be a wash when comparing the benefit of reducing crashes against the cost 
of eliminating those calls,'' said the study's lead author Joshua Cohen, 
senior researcher for the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Released 
yesterday, the study, titled ``A Revised Economic Analysis of Restrictions 
on the Use of Cell Phones While Driving,'' will be published in February's 
issue of the national journal, ``Risk Analysis.''

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