Argument: Cell phone ban introduces new distraction of scanning for cops

Issue Report: Banning cell phones in cars


“Hands-free cellphone use while driving won’t make the roads safer, studies show. Why? Brain overload.” LA Times. 30 June 2008 – “Some researchers, in fact, fear that the new law may cause more traffic accidents, not fewer, because they envision more distractions for many motorists. When ring tones chime and drivers scramble to find their newly purchased headsets — or, alternatively, scan the roadsides for police enforcing the new ban — their attention, already stretched, will be further taxed.”