My opinion is that aggressive drivers and left lane bandits are the biggest pains.
A couple of years ago, I saw a paint developed with a nano-tech component...
It was laced with components that when 'powered' aligned to form a Faraday Cage. The practical application would be in places like say a movie theatre, so that when the movie started the structure would block all cell/pager signals in or out. The first best place to implement this technology is in any and all vehicles so that when the vehicle is in motion such signals are blocked.
Studies have been done (And I don't just mean by goofy tv shows) that indicate that you're better off driving drunk than on you cellphone... Hands-free or not.
Of course the element responsible for the vast majority of vehicle incidents is the one that sits behind the steering wheel.... The sooner we can remove that component, the better.
I don't find it strange. When you're talking to a person in the passenger seat, they are taking in all the same information about the surroundings that you are. Sure, it's possible to get distracted during a in-car conversation, but you actually have two sets of eyes watching what is going on. If you are about to hit something or begin to do something stupid because you are distracted, often the passenger will pick up on that and say something.
Talking on a cellphone doesn't just lack that second set of eyes - it actually is worse than a single set of eyes. No matter what is going on in front of you, the person on the cel phone can't see it and will keep talking as if there's no issue. Subconsciously, that gives you a false sense of reassurance that your driving is fine, even when it isn't. That applies to hand-on or hands-free.
" If you're able to talk to the person in the passenger seat......"
Also we are trained from very early that when we're "on the phone" we are to pay attention to that to the exclusion of all else. The same is NOT the case for face-to-face (Or even side-by-side) conversations.... So even talking hands-free is WAY more absorbing, and so, distracting and dangerous than taking to a passenger.
The law, when you're driving needs to be, hang up the FKING phone and DRIVE!
"all of a sudden I realize that I wasn't paying as much attention as I should have been"
And that's how people get killed.
Perhaps you should take a look at yourself. I'm sorry to be the one to point this out to you, but if you're even close to as perfect a human being as one would gather from your constant barage of critical and negative posts, we should all pause and offer a prayer.:bow:What's the matter Milkman? Truth hurt?
"do retarded stuff like going reverse on a highway"